Five states of User Interfaces
There are 5 states of every user interface.
The first state is a blank state where no data is loaded into it.
Second state is the loading state where the system is fetching the data but user typically has to wait a bit.
Third state is partially loaded state where the data is coming into the interface in portions.
Fourth state is the error state.
Avoid showing this if at all possible, but failures are bound to happen sooner or later.
The fifth state is fully loaded state and the intended, optimal experience.
The last one is what most designers design.
All five of them is what great designers design.
Coincidentally, these states also apply to human mind.
So which state is your design mind in?
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