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Feb
27
comment What color is this dress? — And why do some see it as white and gold and others see it as black and blue?
Very interesting. I'm familiar with both of these illusions (and the dress) but thought it would be interested and relevant to pose the question on GraphicDesign.SE as to how to create such an illusion. If you have any suggestions on how it might be replicated --- graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49000/…
Feb
27
comment What color is this dress? — And why do some see it as white and gold and others see it as black and blue?
We're looking at how to recreate it as well if anyone wants to offer a more precise solution: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49000/…
Aug
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Aug
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comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
@Eoin if you leave ratio bias as an answer I'll certainly upvote it. Thanks for that information
Aug
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comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
@Josh based on your comment I believe my first comment still holds true. I'm not sure what relevance it has on the question which is the last sentence in my original post. If you want to get hung up on my use of the word better than I can edit it out. "I'm looking for research on how people perceive actual percentages vs n out of x." Now, if I'm missing something and you believe there is a fundamental difference in the answer if the word better is left in vs removed please comment. Otherwise I'm still not sure what difference any of this makes on the question.
Aug
13
comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
@Josh What difference would it make? Its kinda like you're saying you can't explain how people perceive relative speed / motion without knowing if the objective is to feel fast or feel slow. If you understand how people perceive motion you should be able to make something appear fast or slow. I'm looking for a similar understanding regarding how people perceive percentages.
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asked When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
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Jun
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comment Why do we prefer visually aligned objects?
I asked this question and got a great reference which has led me to a few more articles once I knew more about what to search for: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…
Jun
22
accepted What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
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Jun
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comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
Thanks I got it now. I'm going to mark this as an answer on Friday if user568458 doesn't post his/hers by then. Just want to give him/her a chance since s/he helped get the question reopened. And those books do look very good and as soon as I can afford to I plan to order them.
Jun
20
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
That link doesn't go anywhere? I tried at work the other day and just got around to trying at home thinking maybe its the old OS. Not sure why people are upvoting it unless I'm missing something. I looked around the site a bit and didn't find any open access articles.
Jun
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comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
Thanks everyone and user568458 especially! If you post it as an answer I'll accept it.
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