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Mar
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comment Why are most people not persuaded by rational arguments?
Try thinking about the inverse of this question: isn't it amazing that we, as a species of apes, can (sometimes, with effort, on a good day) use abilities evolved through hunting, foraging, fighting, feeding etc to perform logic and rational argument? And sometimes, we humans can even follow rational logic when it risks conflicts with powerful group leaders, goes against our individual interests, or costs valuable energy re-assessing assumptions that have worked fine until now?
Sep
11
comment Is Golden Ratio's association with perceived beauty a myth?
I think the authors would struggle to argue that violation of the golden ratio is the only variable in the perception of these stimuli that they changed... I guess they thought they'd get less citations with a more accurate title, like "Photoshopped ugly: brain response to classical renaissance sculptures shopped to look like the hall of mirrors in a freakin' circus". I do worry about standards in peer review sometimes...
Sep
11
comment Is Golden Ratio's association with perceived beauty a myth?
...and see also graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/272/… ...and ux.stackexchange.com/questions/2536/… Popular topic!
Jun
11
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@ArtemKaznatcheev no can do, at work and busy with other things. But the case is simple. It's a question that can be answered, and someone wants to answer it and is able to answer it. Something has gone wrong if the community/mods are putting/keeping an obstacle in the way of it being answered.
Jun
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revised What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
Re-added evidence of prior research
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Jun
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comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@ChuckSherrington If what you are saying is that there needs to be evidence of prior research, it was already there. The first edit mentioned "Things like visual cognition and visual memory", and colour perception. That was subsequently editted out. I'll edit them back in if that helps. As for "well, someone can look at the different subfields and decide for me what I need" - it doesn't require extra research, just for someone to have gained that knowledge already for other reasons. I have done that already for other reasons.
Jun
11
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
...because if the asker knew what sub-topics there were in the field of vision science and which were relevant to design, he wouldn't need to ask the question. He'd just get on with researching those topics. "What are those topics" is at the heart of this question.
Jun
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comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@ChuckSherrington I disagree - if you look through the 100s of edits of this question, you will see that the asker is asking for help in how to narrow down the field. Ultimately, the reason he's asking seems to be because he doesn't know where in the field of vision science to start. A few months ago, I went through the Vision Science book, literally bookmarking chapters relevant to my work as a designer. Open this question and I'll list the sections I marked and why they are relevant. It belongs in the answer, it's unreasonable to expect that specialist knowledge in the question itself...
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revised What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
An attempt at making this question clear enough to be re-opened because I'd like to offer an answer...
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Jun
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comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@Ryan I'm a designer with a psychology/cogsci background, and there are two great, relevant books I keep on my desk: Vision Science by Steve Palmer, and Universal Principles of Design by Rockwell Press. As someone said, don't go for half-and-half resources that aren't quite design or science. Vision Science is the best textbook I've ever read (brilliantly designed too!) and almost every chapter is applicable. Universal Principles... is a great book giving you a clear place to start on science, theory and practice on loads of topics, very concise and to the point.
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