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Having a distinct outline helps a lot with icons. You could change the orientation of the key to represent the 4 different colours (i.e. change colour and orientation). Something like this should be distinct enough:


Phrases like... add some wow! make it pop! needs more pizazz! ...mean absolutely nothing other than the client is looking at something that doesn't meet their expectations that are in their mind. It also typically comes from clients that are treating their web pages as pieces of art they'd hang up in a dining room rather than as usable tools that their ...


A recent (2013) paper from the information visualization community looked at a related problem, namely: "What makes a visualization memorable?" They reasoned that: "knowing what makes a visualization memorable is a step towards answering higher level questions like "What makes a visualization engaging?" or "What makes a visualization effective?" ...


Funnily enough, here is an infographic on why info-graphics are successful in todays web space, with some actual statistics behind it: http://neomam.com/interactive/13reasons/ However in summary they are utilized extensively because: Infographics are simple (no danger of information overload) Infographics are visually appealing (more appealing so more ...

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