5 Design Best Practices for Cards

Appspace 5 Design Best Practices for Cards
No matter what you’re trying to communicate, following these 5 design best practices for Appspace Cards can help your messages become more effective in reaching people in your organization.

Some people may get intimidated when they finally sit down to create their first Appspace Card – but there’s nothing to worry about! By utilizing our library of templates and using these 5 design best practices, you’ll be creating beautiful cards in no time. If you find yourself not completely satisfied with how a card looks, these are great tips to finetune the design of your card.


  1. Keep Branding Consistent

Many organizations have guidelines that help make sure content has the same look and feel. Use these standards to take the headache out of making cards that look like they belong to your organization. Appspace makes it easy with theme and brand controls that lock-in important elements such as colors, fonts and logos.


  1. Choose Easy-to-Read Fonts

The font you use for text on cards can have a big impact on readability. Sans-Serif fonts are preferable and can improve legibility on TVs. The use of bold text can also help, but avoid the use of italic characters.


  1. Use Simple & Contrasting Colors

Color contrast is the primary reason why a card could be hard to read on a screen. Always make sure foreground elements, like text, and the background are significantly different. Keep the number of different colors you use to a minimum, and on-brand.


  1. Add Images and Video

While media is not required to create a card, adding a visual element can help convey its message more quickly to passersby. Be sure that the image or video quality is good enough to show on a TV.


  1. Embrace White Space

Around 30-40% of your card should be white, or blank, space. Having areas that do not contain text, media, or data helps draw the viewer’s eye to the content. If you have too much information displaying on one card, your message may get lost.


In Summary

Start creating cards within a few minutes by browsing our library of card templates and import them into your Appspace account. Don’t forget to keep our 5 design best practices in mind when you’re adding your own content!

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