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Why do so-called designers think that large areas of blank, white space is a good thing?


Of course, white space is a good thing. Walls of components and or text aren't inviting your users in. Reading on a monitor or tablet isn't the same as on paper. https://uxplanet.org/the-power-of-whitespace-a1a95e45f82b[^]

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In the good old days the key thing about displaying information on a screen was to provide such information in a compact, readable form

The reason we crammed everything on a screen in 'the good old days' was because of technical limitations, not because it was easy to use or inviting to use. Also, users usually had no alternatives, so how they felt in practice about it didn't matter.

We have some of these applications at my current client. They are horrible.

As for your example: I agree that that is bad UX. But it's not a good example of why whitespace is bad.
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