Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Emblematic Graphics...!

The Visual presentation on any surface - wall, canvas, paper stone have enetertained me since time immemorial..! Nature as such does a good or rather remarkable job in creating an amazing amalgamation of such illustrations which are
referered to as 'Graphics' in IT World. The way it differs is in IT Graphics design may consist of the deliberate selection, creation, or arrangement of typography alone, as in a brochure, flier, poster, web site, or book without any other element. Clarity or effective communication may be the objective, association with other cultural elements may be sought, or merely, the creation of a distinctive style.

Now, here's an interesting website I found today that really made me roll my eyes again 'n' again in amazement. What do we do when we see a link (attractive enough to catch our attention ofcourse) - Easy - we go ahead and click it to see whats there in store for us. Now some smart people that offer
instant document retrieval (read Google, Microsoft & Yahoo) capitalise on this very concept and here we have the omnipresent world on Online Advertising..!
So here's what happens - everytime you, me or any mortal soul clicks on an online ad - smart people out there pocket some decent $$ and equip us with the required informatio in return.

Anyways, while my mind was lost in thinking about the idea of Online advertising - I came across this very thought provoking website that basically is an experiment in human interface design. The web site claims that there is a small gap of time between clicking that can be eliminated by omitting the clicking process altogether.
You are allowed one click to start off the interface, and from then on as you use the mouse to explore the interface, you are warned not to click.
Believe me its very difficult & highly strange to navigate for an extended period without clicking.

One very interesting this interface shows up is that we get used to what we do everyday..!! Inorder to learn to get into new "groove" - we really have to break from our existing mindset that makes us believe that if there's a link on a Web - One must click on it :)

A very nice study on human psyche indeed...!

Go try it out for yourself ...!

1 comment:

Preeti said...

IP Address utility is working fine but make it more colourful ;)
Tunehi to bola tha jaldi aur kuch suza nahi es liye likh diya ....
... aur woh ghadi kahan gayi ... har time naye size ki ....