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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?" ...


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If you value social authentication more than the regular approach, it's better to have social log in logos as CTAs (buttons instead of only logos; e.g. Airbnb), and at the top. Also, studies has shown that labels for input fields perform the best at the top of its respective field. I'd prefer having placeholders to save space. I would also suggest you to ...


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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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It's design for the majority use-case This is an example of use case design. For many drawing/canvas programs (e.g. Visio, PowerPoint, Slides) users want to: Connect shapes quickly, which means that hunting around for the right angle can be unnecessarily frustrating. Maintain a reasonable layout in the overall diagram, which usually results in preferred ...


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What is the problem that handles solve? The problem is how to make it easier to create smooth curves in drawing software. The handles are essentially a visual way to directly interact with the line vs. writing mathematical formulas. More info: Bezier curves If you want a handle on a circle at the 33 degree mark, rotate the circle 33 degrees. EDIT: ...


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The vertical spacing between rows is small enough to make the whole thing blur together as "one thing" when first looking at it - it's only after some examination that I realize that there's three major options at the top level that I need to choose from. Furthermore, the wide horizontal spacing between LinkedIn and Yahoo makes it seem like "Google LinkedIn" ...


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Computer graphics simply refers to graphics created and viewed using computers, so that is simplest. For User Experience (UX), User Interface/Interaction (UI), Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and related terms, the following diagram from this quora question may help: The diagram is not definitive, but it's pretty helpful. HCI is the practice and ...


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HCI- Human computer interaction UX - User experience Graphics (in this sense) - visual display elements The link between these three when it comes to a product is simple: the user experience is based on how the user interacts with the device (typically some sort of computer, though not always). Visual elements displayed provide feedback and feeling to ...



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