Saturday, December 01, 2007

The yellow river - only common to the Chinese

Color coding can influence usability ...

"Rolf had a great idea: A map is easy to understand, because rivers are blue and forest is green. It took a while before everyone acknowledged that.

In business reporting one day values, currencies, periods and variances are graphed this way and that way the other day. Rolf insists that months are less wide than quarters and quarters are less wide than years.

If such a notation is used consistently, graphical elements not only illustrate proportions but reveal additional content at a glance. This is a milestone in advancing communication between controllers and managers."    (Continued via Bella consults)    [Usability Resources]

Color Commonality - Usability, User Interface Design

Color Commonality


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