Dear : 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.

Boosts welcomed.

@dredmorbius

Only thing I know about E-ink is that it might be some sort of liquid crystal.

sorry
@dredmorbius
Ah; it's Liquid Crystal Display, but with something other than liquid crystal. Neat!
@dredmorbius

Liquid Crystal Display: Displays stuff by running electricity through liquid crystals to change their orientation. Often backlit, but originally was not. (i.e. cheap calculators, overpriced TI calculators)

Liquid Paper Display: Displays stuff by running electricity through an emulsion to change the orientation of suspended particles

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@dredmorbius No, I see how it works now. This [ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/E-ink.svg ] graphic was unclear, and how I interpreted it was colored by prior incorrect information.

Would shaking it while no power is applied cause the pattern to fade, or is there something that keeps the ink from dispersing?
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@TransGal4872 In my experience, the display is not affected by physical shock or movement.

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