• Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, almost 7 years ago

    it increases cognitive load significantly.

    How do you know that? Any resource?

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    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 7 years ago

      Not for this particular source. But it's visual clutter. To me it seems a bit like you're asking me to prove the colour of the car is blue, when I can see it's blue.

      It's a large part of the reason why recent UIs have dropped all their border, shadows, etc. To minimise cognitive load / distractions. Proper use of white-space achieves the same effect, but with less "stuff" for the eyes to focus on or get distracted by.

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