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Color Conventions

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nlB2iavXqvs/SSgxTitmISI/AAAAAAAAC-s/ADwtAvkFT0...

This is an example of a color convention that doesn't make any sense to us...it is unrecognizable and confusing to interpret because of the distortion of how we usually see that color. This image seems to exist merely to test our reliability upon these conventions, because there is no other type of function this image could serve.

Effective Design: Good design

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I really like the way facebook.com is organized. I think the layout is dispersed in a way because each piece has its assigned space. The website is designed in such a way that allows multiple generations to be able to use it without getting bogged down by confusion as to what each of the links goes to, especially after they transitioned to timeline format.

Jan. 29th Effective Design Assignment

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The website I found to be an effectively designed website is http://enditmovement.com/. This website uses emotional power to communicate the foundation's purpose and its mission. The website uses both pictorial and numerical images on the home page of the website. If you scroll almost to the bottom of the page, there are facts and figures concerning slavery and its prevalence around the world. All of the words and captions on the website are simple and straightforward and direct.

Function--Grasping the important elements of the subject

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http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/dec/directions/parkingmap.jpg

The campus map is a good example of how the fidelity of an image can help the user grasp the important material. The accuracy of the landscape (especially the central location of campus--reflection pond and amphitheater) helps new students learn where they are on campus relative to where they need to go next.

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