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Just thought I'd throw this out there. A significant % of people are colour blind. Colours can be useful, but also don't neglect size, outlines, etc. I really liked outlines as a kid and visually that is the thing that strikes me as the most useful; to me the colouring makes it too busy. I would try to at least add some meaning to the colouring.


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Colorful? Yes, Childish? no. Color has a huge place in design, especially in any sort of coding IDE as pointed out by other answers, color helps indicate to the user what the function of each word is. Bright colors are probably fine to use too, but mute the colors down from the mock up you give. Neon colors on a white background are a little hard to look at ...


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I would tone down those colours a little. Two of the effects of colour on a screen are physiological and have nothing at all to do with the age of a user, but everything to do with the physics of eyes. Firstly, all eyes suffer from chromatic aberration. You cannot bring red and blue into focus on your retina at the same time. (If you display a pure red ...


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In particular, avoid black on red (use white or yellow instead) or black text with any dark color. In other words, use text that contrasts well with the background. Andrew Martin made a great point in his answer: Children in this age range are starting to develop more sophisticated sensibilities. But at any age, a more subdued color palette with selective ...


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What you have described here is not 'childishly' colourful - The colours represent different information: the colour has meaning beyond decoration. Scratch colour codes its code blocks according to what type of element they are (variable, logic operations, flow operations, etc) in a similar way that Sublime Text (and many other code editors) does: This ...


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Two reasons. First, Keeping the background dark allows you to focus on what's important--the video. Second, a bright background causes your eye to close down making other elements in view appear darker, thus making the video more difficult to watch and see the details; particularly in dark areas.


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A very good question and I would say that you are very keen about all the small details used in design. Here is the best example I think I can give, Take the Sky as background and Moon and stars as video, Moon is sometimes visible in day but stars are not. Even though the moon is visible, it's not so pleasant as much as it's in night. I would say a video ...


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Your colours are pretty irrelevant because you are using textual callout labels to re-enforce the meaning, e.g. 550 Winning, 228 Lose, 204 Tie. Because of this you can now offer a new feature to the user - personalize the colours. Of course, if you are using text to unambiguously communicate the results, you have to question the use of a circular graphic, ...


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Color manipulation in design is very important. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to professional background. Color knowledge is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build their careers on. Apart from me your color combination is okay ! ...


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For me, the bubbles are only to make it look attractive and noticeable. Use any color that matches with your app theme, just make sure that its not causing readability problems to the user.



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