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Google Calendar's design principles

These are the principles that the Google Calendar team used while redesigning the UI back in 2011. The redesign led to a much better and focused experienced using the service.

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The principles

  1. Fast, visually appealing, and joyous to use
  2. Drop-dead simple to get information into the calendar
  3. More than boxes on a screen (reminders, invitations, etc.)
  4. Easy to share so you can see your whole life in one place

  1. Fast, visually appealing, and joyous to use

  2. Drop-dead simple to get information into the calendar

  3. More than boxes on a screen (reminders, invitations, etc.)

  4. Easy to share so you can see your whole life in one place


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