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comment Is there a series of key principles to design a simple interface for a complex application?
Big question! I'd suggest finding a copy of Universal Principles of Design and reading the sections titled Flexibility-Usability Tradeoff, Layering, Progressive disclosure, Advance organiser... then maybe browse the "see also"s
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comment How to promote three different products to three different audiences in one banner?
@Lohoris I think there's a running joke in the US that (senior?) doctors spend all their time playing golf. I've seen it in comics etc. I guess it's something to do with them being well paid and managing their own appointments schedule (i.e. they can work when they want)?
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comment How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
I think if I did it'd imply that I have enough relevant expertise to recommend Kufi style fonts as a good option - but I really don't, it might give off completely the wrong impression to Arabic eyes. It looks like we don't have many Arabic users here unfortunately: I'd suggest browsing Arabic calligraphy / typography styles and finding an arabic-focussed Q&A site to ask what people associate with those styles.
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comment Do interfaces really need to “look good”?
I think you're setting up a false dillema there. Your examples show that aesthetics don't trump all other design considerations - but I don't think anyone would argue that they would. Great design is about aesthetics, efficiency and performance all pulling together: things are well designed when those areas don't compete but support each other. e.g. the classic ipod design: each of its performance, efficiency and aesthetics strengths the others. (not my downvote btw, this is a worthy contribution but I think it oversimplifies)
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comment How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
Sound advice. For example, to my (non-Arab) eye, a subtle Kufi style Arabic typeface looks like it'd fit alongside the other samples - BUT as Alan G advises check with actual native Arabs as this might have unintended cultural associations so you don't for example stumble into using the Arabic equivalent of blackletter.
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