Dear #Mastomind: Any guidelines on E-Ink / B&W/grayscale / low-refresh rate app design / UI/UX?
I've recently come into possession of an e-ink book reader, and am discovering the joys (seriously) and limitations (dittos) of e-ink displays and software designed for them.
I've just begun looking for any information concerning design guidance for e-ink devices, and am coming up very short. If you're aware of any such resources please respond to thread.
@TransGal4872 Also incorrect.
@TransGal4872 LCD requires constant power to the display to maintain the pattern. Electronic paper / e-ink does not. A charge is use to impart the pattern, but not to maintain it (the dispaly retains its last-applied state in the absence of power or charge).
LCD operates based on light polarisation, which means that the maximum light/dark contrast ratio is 50%. Electronic paper operates on direct light absorption, with contrast limited only by the lightness and darkness of the particles (white) and dye (black) within the display. LCD viewing is impaired by wearing of polarised lenses (as with many sunglasses).
The net effect has some similarities. The mechanisms and characteristics are quite distinct.
Electronic paper is not based on liquid-crystal technologies at all.
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