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Shows related items.

Lists present simple pieces of information that are related or have a similar structure. This makes the items easier to scan. Make sure the items have similar structures – don’t mix different grammar or capitalization.

If your information is complicated or includes items that aren’t just text, consider other components, such as tables.

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Figma
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Web (React)
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iOS (Swift)
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Android (Kotlin)
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Content structure

Icon: visually supports list item contents; ListItem: includes one item in the list; content: best when short and doesn't need to be complete sentences.

Guidelines

Use for similar items

Lists are good at making more complex information easy to scan. This works well when you have multiple items with similar information.

They are not designed to emphasize details. So don’t use them when you only have one item to set off from surrounding text.

  # Not for emphasis
A card about Germany with a paragraph about travel restrictions and a button to learn more.
A card about only Germany with a list with a single item about travel restrictions and a button to learn more.

Similarly, while lists provide a visual break, they shouldn’t be used just to break up long paragraphs. If you don’t have information that can be broken into similar pieces, break long paragraphs into shorter ones but don’t use a list.

  # Do

As the passenger, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visas and travel documents for your trip.

You should carefully check which countries you are transiting through before making your booking. A visa is generally required even for transit or rechecking your baggage.

  # Don’t

* As a passenger, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visas and travel documents for your trip.

* You should carefully check which countries you are transiting through before making your booking.

* A visa is generally required even for transit or rechecking your baggage.

Use parallel structures

Each item in the list should be phrased in a similar way. This consistency helps users scan to find the information they need. Varying the structure makes it harder to understand.

Download boarding passes
Get exclusive deals
Book in one click
Download boarding passes
You’ll get exclusive deals
One click booking

Use when order doesn’t matter

The list component presents information as unstructured lists. Don’t use it when the order of the items matters, such as a list of steps in a process. Instead, use an ordered list.

Use icons sparingly

Icons can help add emotion to your lists, such as checks in colorTextSuccess when listing features. They can also make details easier to scan, such as the icons in the content structure.

But too many different icons can draw too much attention and overwhelm users. Only use them if they provide clear value and don’t distract too much from important actions.

Related components

Table

Lists present a very simple grouping of information. If you need more complex structures, consider presenting them in tables.

Checkbox/Radio

Lists are good for groups of related information. If there are choices associated with the information, use checkboxes or radio buttons to enable interaction.