Using Gestalt Principles for better communication design

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Carolann Bonner has an article, Using Gestalt Principles for Natural Interactions that gives some central communication design principles, based on Gestalt ideas, that are directly relevant to communication & interface designers. Gestalt is a term used in psychology which expresses the idea that the whole of something is more important to our understanding than the individual parts. The Gestalt principles … Read More

Visceral Notice Types

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Ryan Calo in Against Notice Skepticism in Privacy proposes that we consider Visceral Notice alternatives to language-based notice. Visceral Notice leads consumers to experience information rather than just telling them information.  Think of road designers putting speed bumps onto the road, rather than signs saying to slow down. Ryan Calo lists off several types of Visceral Notice: Using a familiarity … Read More

How to create a Swim-Lane Diagram

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A swim-lane-diagram is a type of flowchart, and it can be used to display the same type of information. A swim-lane-diagram documents the steps or activities across boarder and show which step and activity belongs to whom throughout processes; that’s why it’s also called a cross-functional-diagram or a cross-channel-diagram. What a swim-lane-diagram makes special and unique is that the elements … Read More