If you live in India or Sri Lanka, you must be familiar with those green and brown dots on the food packages. For those of you who don’t, Packaged foods, cosmetics, and toothpaste sold in India are required to be labeled with a mandatory mark to distinguish between Lacto-vegetarian and non-Lacto-vegetarian category.

Unfortunately, this is one of the many challenges Indians with disabilities are facing when it comes to making informed food choices due to the decades-old labeling laws. Let’s take a look at some of the areas where we can improve to make them accessible.

Red and Green dots…


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The number one principle in Jakob Nielsen’s 10 Heuristics of usability is ‘The visibility of System Status’

By securing the first place on that list, It shows how crucial it is for an application to communicate the various system states and user action feedback in real-time!

I have been working on redesigning the notification banner component in our design system (State Street Design System) for a while and stumbled upon a few interesting aspects during my research. I will try my best to share few of them through this article :)

These names can be confusing, so when I say…

Sooraj MV

User Experience Designer at State Street Corporation | Psychology Student

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