1Unit 6General Design IssuesGeneral Design Issues•Visual Organization1. Proximity2. Alignment•User Interaction Issues1. Usability2. Readability•Content Organization1.Organizational Schemes2.Organizational Structures3. Consistency 4. Contrast3. User expectations4. Other User IssuesVisual Organization•Good design is more than just “good colors”•Good visual organization can make your webpage more effective. For example,–Users can find links and information quickly–Layout is pleasing to the eye•Robin Williams‟ (The Non-Designer’s Design Book) -Four principles of visual organization –Proximity–Alignment–Consistency–ContrastVisual Organization•Proximityis the concept of “grouping related items together”•Items close to each other are perceived to be related–If you don‟t want people to think that, move them apart•It‟s okay to use white space to separate items on a web page (if they are different enough)- Proximity
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2Visual Organization- ProximityVisual Organization- ProximityGatewayReference: http://www.gateway.com•Alignment will create vertical and horizontal lines for the user–Not an actual, physical black line–Virtual line created by the placement of items on the page•Items of equal importance should be aligned•Items which are less important could be indentedVisual Organization- Alignment