01 or just 1?

What is easy for you? Reading ’01’ or just ‘1’. When the quantity is more than 9, one can understand the significance for having the digit prefixed with a ‘0’, so they look aligned. There were only eight help desk counters and the labelling were all prefixed with a ‘0’ which is unnecessary. In design, it is important to remove unnecessary information unless it has a valid use, thereby increasing easiness and reducing clutter.

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