SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Food for thought
Re: [Sigia-l] Food for thought
Andrew Boyd wrote:
> are you asking for simplicity (lack of needless frippery),
> identifiable clickable regions (such that "want to be touched" is "can
> be touched") or a UXD for food? :)
Well, anything needless is needless, right?
But frippery (if you mean decoration) is good and I heavily use
(what I call) functional decoration in my own & client sites
(= decoration hijacked to support way-finding).
I think my point was that decoration must never be ambiguous in
its intent or you just waste people's time (or give them
indigestion, in Ramsay's case). So, on a plate of food,
decoration could be a design on the plate itself. Or, on a web
site, if a decorative element has a drop shadow or a bevelled
edge, or if it's next to a similar but clickable element,
you're just asking for trouble.
Seems obvious, eh. I just don't get how Ramsay expected
people to know to ignore the seaweed. And I suspect people
in other domains still create these design problems.
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