SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Google introduces animated icons on homepage
Re: [Sigia-l] Google introduces animated icons on homepage
On 25. jul. Eric Reiss wrote:
> Here in Scandinavia, we're particularly keen to produce "clean"
> design with lots of white space. Invariably, I hear from colleagues
> in Asia (particularly Japan) in response to something we've done,
> "Great design. When are you going to finish it?" The suggestion seems
> to be that white space is a waste of space.
> I don't pretend to fully understand this penchant for clutter, but
> there certainly seems to be a sociological factor playing out here.
I think you have to be more careful when generalizing. Take for
example the popular Norwegian portal
In the middle of july it was ranked as the third most used portal in
The first two on the list being an unusually visually cluttered
newspaper site (Norway's largest newspaper) and no.msn.com:
I can't really se a big difference between the east asian examples
and the norwegian examples. - At least not enough of a difference to
support a theory of scandinavian clean design or correlation between
interpersonal bubbles and web design. :)
Are D. Gulbrandsen
Center for Information Technology Services
University of Oslo
IA Summit 2008: "Experiencing Information"
April 10-14, 2008, Miami, Florida
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