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10 cheat codes for designing User Interfaces – Design + Sketch – Medium
marketing-tactics--writing-copy = Part of writing is not just the words, but the way those words stand out on a page. This is a great basic primer for that.
user-interface  tips-n-tricks  design  fonts  marketing-tactics--writing-copy  color 
march 2018 by daguti
When Republicans Were Blue and Democrats Were Red | History | Smithsonian
I knew I wasn't crazy! I remember as a kid, Red being for Democrats and Blue being for Republicans.

from Wikipedia: "Before the 2000 presidential election, the traditional color-coding scheme was "Blue for Republican, Red for Democrat,"[5] in line with European associations (red is used for left-leaning parties)."

video: https://www.facebook.com/ezraklein/videos/572480769606196/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states
politics  color 
september 2016 by daguti
What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black?
Note that this happened a day after the llama issue, which honestly, I didn't even follow. Just keep in mind that the llama story which is linked to in this article) was a news item for 2015. .................... Followup to end the debate: http://mashable.com/2015/02/26/dress-white-gold-blue-black/
color  perception  news  2015 
february 2015 by daguti
Food Psychology: How To Trick Your Palate Into A Tastier Meal : The Salt : NPR
I've said this a billion times and I will say it again and again and again: Everything is a variable waiting to be tweaked. People don't realize that seemingly small changes affect the way things get perceived and how people react to them. It's just like that time Charles Rawls said that he had a friend who has studied how wording in surveys affects the answers people give. If you phrase things a certain way or present them with a sliding scale instead of a fill in the blank, answers change - sometimes in dramatic ways.
color  food  perception  marketing-tactics--split-testing 
january 2015 by daguti
These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color? : Shots - Health News : NPR
ideas-stolen = I always thought about this as a kid: "That means people learn the names of colors — what kinds of experiences to call yellow or blue — and they could talk forever about colors and never disagree. Yet inside their heads, it could all be very different."
color  brain  perception  ideas-stolen  eyes-vision 
november 2014 by daguti
What Does the Color of Your Logo Say About Your Business? (Infographic) | Entrepreneur.com
history-business = Further down after the color analysis, there are a bunch of facts, i.e. Sergey Brin created the Google logo in GIMP; Twitter bought their bird logo off of iStockPhoto for $15.
color  logos  design  history-business 
march 2014 by daguti
Distinction of blue and green in various languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow. "Many languages do not have different words for blue and green. They are considered different shades of the same color." ......................... For a closely related phenomenon, see the links tagged with language+perception.
color  language  eyes-vision 
july 2013 by daguti
How Colorblindness Affects My Daily Life - Imgur
- Hazel and green eyes appear gold, yellow, brown, or (rarely) gray (depending on shade) - Redheads don't have red hair: they have brown hair (if dark) or blonde (if light) - Asians & Caucasians have same skin tone - Some physical social cues (blushing) and ailments (sunburn/rash) are invisible - Fashion is difficult. I mix up light blue w/pink & red w/green. I had a pair of green & red plaid shorts & I had no idea they were plaid.I thought they were tan. - Traffic lights are deceptive: yellow&red lights frequently look similar&can be easily mixed up. I can't drive in a downtown urban environment at night: traffic lights blend in with logo lighting and I can't see them. Foggy conditions are also dangerous. - I can't drive around sodium lighting (found at airports) at night, as they look exactly like red traffic lights. - Bananas (and other fruits) are the same color, no matter their ripeness. - NyQuil (and other color-coded products) are indiscernible from each other. - Many video g...
visualization  disease-color-blindness  color  eyes-vision 
may 2013 by daguti
Per Square Mile: Income inequality, as seen from space
More green (i.e. trees) literally equals more "green" i.e. money.
color  maps  wealth-income-distribution  wealth 
may 2013 by daguti
BBC News - Do you see what I see? ALSO SEE: http://boingboing.net/2011/08/12/how-language-affects-color-perception.html
Also see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013c8tb
Reminds me of a Science Channel special called "Do You See What I See" where they had a bunch of interesting segments on perception. One in particular was a color test administered to indigenous native Africans or something. They couldn't distinguish between green and blue because their language used the same word for both colors... but on the flip side, they were able to distinguish between two VERY similar shades of green because in their language, those two shades had different names.

Scientists also said the reason they could distinguish green from green is because it's important in their daily life (i.e. as a farmer a certain green might indicate disease or lack of water vs another green indicating vitality.) So vision is not absolute, rather a function of LANGUAGE and NEED.
They also called the sky "black" which is interesting...

NOTE: Unrelated, but also why wine tasting needs to be trained and given a language to describe it.
brain  optical-illusion  language  color  perception  eyes-vision 
august 2012 by daguti
The Humans With Super Human Vision | Senses | DISCOVER Magazine
(Matt sent me this article via email in June 2012.)

This article is similar to the one I bookmarked in May 2009 (see delicious.com/krimsen/eyes+color) The interesting thing is that this article seems to talk about these discoveries as if they are new, when the article from 2009 (actually it was originally published in 2006) mentions the patient's name while this article says we only know her as cDa29.

UPDATE: I realized that "Susan Hogan" is a different person from patient cDa29, who is only referred to near the end of the original article. (i.e. Susan Hogan might be a tetrachromat, but she is not cDa29 who is mentioned, albiet not by that code, near the end of the original article.)
disease-color-blindness  genetics  science  evolution  color  eyes  eyes-vision 
june 2012 by daguti
he1.png (PNG Image, 1799x1055 pixels) - Scaled (70%)
Graphic tied to the discussion here: http://flowingdata.com/2010/02/17/road-to-recovery-is-the-recovery-act-working/

Shows how simply changing colors on a chart can highlight (or cease to highlight) certain parts of the chart.
color  statistics  government  politics  economy  presentation  communication  design  website-analysis  analysis  visualization  filetype:png  media:image 
march 2010 by daguti
Some women may see 100 million colors, thanks to their genes
Susan Hogan can't be sure, but it wouldn't surprise her if she turned out to be a tetrachromat.

A tetrachromat is a woman who can see four distinct ranges of color, instead of the three that most of us live with.

A genetic test would be needed to verify whether Mrs. Hogan truly fits that description, but it could help explain why the interior decorator can hold up three samples of beige wall paint, "and I can see gold in one and gray in another and green in another, but my clients can't tell the difference."
animals  science  eyes  genetics  nature  color  disease-color-blindness  eyes-vision 
may 2009 by daguti

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