How to Make Any Information-Heavy Design Look Less Busy

Power of emphasis and de-emphasis

UX Movement
4 min readOct 18, 2023

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There are many words to describe an information-heavy design. Some may call it cluttered, complicated, busy, or overwhelming. As a result, the designer assumes they need to reduce the amount of information displayed on the screen. However, showing too much information is not the real issue.

Removing some information could help, but the fundamental issue is that too many elements are competing for the user’s attention. This visual competition makes a design…

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