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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
@tohster He is saying that it is a learned sign — and somethingyou have to learn explicitly will cause slower reaction times than an implicit no-need-to-learn-it interface. That same concern is mine in the question. If the signs are learned signs, then there drivers' reaction time is slower.
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Thanks @Deduplicator, I updated the answer ^
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@DanielBrown I think the idea is implicitly complicated, and is best-suited for a user base that can initially handle this kind of complexity. Once they have 'alpha tested' it, what will emerge is language and simplifications that work for less-technical, so-called-naive, users. Then the idea can be trialed among them.
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I am struggling to decide the best answer to choose. The design does not appear to have origin in any implicit meaning via the perceptual system. Yet, there is a possibility for an unintended implicit meaning.
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
@JediCommymullah read the rest of the comments, inherent meaning (arising from a natural affordance that was translated into a design), is quite different from assumed meaning. Maybe you can think of it as 'denote' vs. 'connote.' DaveAlger is the only one to address that a yield-sign is an arrow that points at you, counter to your direction of flow/travel. Please consider how I used the term "perceptual", and my answer to other discussion. best
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
anything is learnable. It become convention. For that reason, I focused the question on the perceptual mechanisms that reinforce or establish the meaning. if you are saying that there "there are none" and it's all convention... that's a viable answer. (fwiw.... I wouldn't buy it without disproof by showing the perceptual affordances of the structure are against the meaning-in-context.)
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
If it's clear then I think we must be able to state and/or deconstruct it? I'm looking for a rationale that goes deeper, or is more transparent in another direction, than that I posted in the question. Arguing that less is needed to understand... I don't think that's Teaching. No offense
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I don't understand what mechanism underlies this implicitness
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
That's what they are, but you are not addressing how they work
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comment What perceptual mechanism governs this road indicator design?
I also like the comment by @Rolf ツ, about it resembling a row of teeth. That kind of subconscious morphology is over very important in perception & reaction.
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comment Background music in app
This is the answer that this question deserved. Psych + branding + revenue options are strong reasons. Ringtone revenue stream? Not huge, but niche and viral.
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comment Usability of map clusters?
you could do this, but then you miss sparse data because one hotspot washes out the rest. Google's solution, as linked in the question, solves this by representing a variable density grid, for the scale. You example only works so long as all markers are co-local. How would you handle a marker in Clifton?