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29 Jan 2004 - 3:44pm
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Andrew Otwell
2004

On Jan 29, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Todd R.Warfel wrote:

>> I would agree that Google is hardly a UI masterpiece from a visual
>> design perspective...

Why should it be? How and why might you change it?

One could say that Google, like eBay (and arguably like George W. Bush)
has a brand that explicitly minimizes sophistication and complexity.
Appearing not just straightforward, but a bit unsophisticated may in
fact be appealing to many users who equate subtle design with
"fancyness" or "highbrow".

andrew

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29 Jan 2004 - 3:59pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Jan 29, 2004, at 1:44 PM, Andrew Otwell wrote:

> On Jan 29, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Todd R.Warfel wrote:
>
> >> I would agree that Google is hardly a UI masterpiece from a visual
> >> design perspective...
>
> Why should it be? How and why might you change it?
>
> One could say that Google, like eBay (and arguably like George W.
> Bush) has a brand that explicitly minimizes sophistication and
> complexity. Appearing not just straightforward, but a bit
> unsophisticated may in fact be appealing to many users who equate
> subtle design with "fancyness" or "highbrow".

http://www.designbyfire.com/000039.html

Andrei Herasimchuk
andrei at adobe.com

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