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Hack University

IT & Software

5 Ways To Design Better Empty States

5 WAYS TO DESIGN BETTTER EMPTY STATES

1. Provide info

Don't just have an empty screen. Provide context telling the user why the screen is blank.

2. Guide the user

Don't leave people hanging. Provide them with next steps.

3. Suggest alternatives

If someone searches for something with no results, provide close matches for what they were looking for.

4. Provide starter templates

Display starter content that's selectable so people can visualize and get started.

5. Add personality

Use friendly language and contextual illustrations to keep the screen engaging.

A well-designed empty screen can help your users achieve their goals and keep them coming back.

SUMMARY

1. Provide info

2. Guide the user

3. Suggest alternatives

4. Provide starter templates

5. Add personality

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