All applications and components of MindSphere derive from one design philosophy. The following five principles define the necessary mindset when designing for MindSphere and lead the way to a great user experience.
SimplicityKey features and functions must be discoverable at a glance. Do not expose the data model but instead use terms and representations that are familiar to the user. Give confidence and freedom by making transparent what actions will cause which effect.
PurposeProvide only the minimum set of capabilities to complete a task. Every feature of an application must be justified. Always make clear what actions the user can take to fulfill his goals.
EfficiencyAll action takes place in a context of certain tasks and goals. Adapt the application interface to the user's actual workflow. Always provide the most practical tools to work in a time-saving and intelligent way.
EleganceThe visual appearance of a MindSphere application should express clarity, modernity and integrity. Follow the design guidelines for color, typography, iconography and components. Pay attention to detail and don't include features that are incomplete.
CoherenceAll MindSphere applications share one design language. Take the design approach of existing implementations into account and be consistent when taking decisions yourself.