Podcast: Visual efficiency in design and in video demos

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Visual efficiency means creating graphical elements and placing them to take advantage of the way the eye and brain work. We based our discussion around a presentation given by Ryan Coleman (linked below), who discusses four things that the eye and brain see first in any space: color, shape/orientation, size/proximity, and motion.

We also talked about how these elements help or hurt video demonstrations – are they leading the viewer to where you want them to look, or are the most interesting visuals somewhere else, pulling the viewer’s eyes away from what you’re showing?

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Duration: 18:22
Size: 16.8 MB

Ryan Coleman’s presentation at Ignite Toronto:


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