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What is Scannability?

Scannability refers to the ease with which users can quickly scan and comprehend the content of a website or digital interface. It is the ability to easily identify key information, headings, sections, or relevant elements without having to read the entire content in detail.

Why is Scannability important?

By designing for scannability, you can optimize the user experience by allowing users to quickly grasp the main points, find relevant information, and efficiently navigate through the content, ultimately improving engagement and usability.

How to use Scannability?

ey aspects of scannability include:

Clear and Concise Headings: Use descriptive headings that accurately represent the content and help users quickly identify the topic or section they are interested in.

Logical Information Hierarchy: Organize content in a logical and hierarchical structure, with important information placed prominently and secondary details presented in a consistent manner.

Bulleted Lists and Formatting: Use bullet points, numbered lists, or other formatting techniques to break up content into digestible chunks, making it easier to scan and comprehend.

Highlighting Key Phrases or Keywords: Emphasize important terms or keywords through formatting techniques like bold, italics, or color, drawing the user's attention to the most relevant information.

Ample White Space: Provide enough white space between paragraphs, sections, and elements to visually separate content and make it easier for users to distinguish between different pieces of information.

Visual Cues and Icons: Incorporate visual cues, icons, or graphics to help users quickly identify and understand the purpose or meaning of certain elements or actions.

Readable Typography: Use legible fonts, appropriate font sizes, and appropriate line spacing to ensure that the text is easily readable and does not strain the user's eyes.

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Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts experience research and creative design excellence. We provide strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.