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Information density

Thinking about :–

  • Putting lots of space between big things makes them easier to read, lightens the cognitive load etc.
  • It can even convey confidence in what one is saying
  • But sometimes you’re building an interface with a lot of information
  • Where the aim is to enable the reader to scan/interpret/use this information as efficiently as possible
  • So putting lots of well-spaced, big things on the screen is counter-productive
  • And conveys arrogance(?)/lack of understanding
  • And annoys the user
  • Even though the the look of the page may be noisy/dense/cluttered?
  • (Looking at versus using again?)