Design for slow, intermittent, and offline connectivity, to reduce user frustration

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Illustration by Kai Yee Tay, Next Billion Users illustrator

I wrote this story with Susanna Zaraysky, a Content Strategist on the Material Design team.

With many working from home around the world, more people are consuming high bandwidth content through streaming videos, conference calls, and sending/receiving files. The high demand for internet and shared bandwidth in residences combined with technological infrastructure problems and extreme weather events means that connectivity is often intermittent. …

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Ramprakash Ravichandran

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