• Table

The application schoolbegroting.nl is an accountancy application used by the boards of Dutch primary schools.

As they were rewriting all the necessary software behind the platform, they approached us for a redesign of their existing platform.

The Challenge: Redesign Tabular Data for a Great User Experience

The existing platform was lacking in certain key aspects. First, some elements were not logical in their use or where placed at illogical places.

As a accountancy application, it was rife with numbers and tables. Often, tables were crowded and very hard to read. The core of the challenge was to make large sets of data in tabular form easy to read and edit.

The Solution

We started by analysing the current design and finding the core weaknesses. We also researched numerous sources on the visual design of tables for readability and implemented these findings in the design.

Table
The table with the famous striped design

The result was a revamped design with a new settings screen for most editing actions and completely redesigned tables. In short, using tables with an alternating background and enough whitespace results in the optimal readabilty.