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Empty state

Empty state is used when a data display area is exceptionally empty.

General guidelines

An empty state improves the user experience by encouraging the user to interact with the interface. It can be used to ask the user to perform an action or to guide him through the interface.


An empty state must be placed in an area where an absence of data occurs: a card list, a notification panel, a modal, search results, etc.. (in an empty favorites list, for example). 

For example, it can indicate a maintenance operation or an error. This component allows you to give feedback and instructions to follow instead of displaying empty blank spaces.

You can see the empty state component.
Content guidelines
  • Always explain the reason behind the empty state, be clear, concise and guide the user to perform an action.
  • Consider the illustrative icon must serve the message, prefer a simple one (for example, an absence of notification may be illustrated by a bell). An illustration should not take all the attention to itself.
  • Never use an illustrative icon only, an empty screen without any advice or explanation can confuse users.
  • Consider adding a primary call to action if an action must be taken.
  • In case of an error, do not send a too negative message but prefer to steer the exchange toward resolving the problem.
  • For instant feedback, opt for messages (banners, toast, etc.). 



Best practices

  • Use illustrative icons, never use other icon libraries and style, never use the action icons. Illustrative icons must be inline as shown.
  • Do not make disproportionate illustrations related to the card, modal or screen size.
  • Use clear text and actions.
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Component overview

Component overview

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Of course! Your contribution is more than welcomed and the System team will always be here to review your contributions or discuss.

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