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Is the rabbit hole deep?

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How many minutes do you need to understand what the chip is?

Francis Bacon in 1620 divided the sources of human error in the way of cognition into four groups, which he called "ghosts" or "idols" (Latin idola).


"Ghosts of the genus" stem from human nature itself, they do not depend on either culture or individuality of a person. "The human mind is like an uneven mirror, which, mixing the nature of things, reflects things in a distorted and disfigured form."
  "Ghosts of a cave" are individual errors of perception, both congenital and acquired. "After all, in addition to the mistakes inherent in the human race, there is a special cave that weakens and distorts the light of nature."
  "The ghosts of the square (market)" - a consequence of the social nature of man, - communication and use of language in communication. "People unite with speech. Words are established according to the understanding of the crowd. Therefore, the bad and ridiculous establishment of words surprisingly precipitates the mind. "
  "Ghosts of the theater" - this is a person's assimilated from other people false ideas about the structure of reality. "At the same time, we understand here not only the general philosophical teachings, but also the numerous principles and axioms of sciences that have gained strength due to tradition, faith and carelessness." [ Wikipedia ]

Under the cut - a visual demonstration of the vulnerability of our brains to attacks through visual input. I present to you the translation of the article of the product designer and front-end developer Balraj Chana, about how you can use / neutralize the effect of optical illusions.
Papay 18 november 2017, 12:52

What "circle" is perceived as the most "round"?

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Our eyes are a rather strange organ, which, often, deceives us. But if you know the features of human visual perception, then you can create a more understandable and clean design. Typographers are not the only ones who use optical tricks in creating readable and harmonious looking fonts. This knowledge is also useful to interface designers who organize communication between the user and the machine.

How to create visually proportional icons, correctly arrange objects of different shapes and perform an ideal rounding of corners. In the post there are more than 50 images.
Skull 2 november 2017, 11:25

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The Swedish IT specialist, Richard Gatarski and his friends have visited a small restaurant in the city of Norrköping, and they noticed how the headwaiter uses a computer system of tables’ reservation. He marks on the screen the occupied tables using the felt-tip pen.
Sparks 29 february 2012, 9:18

Continuing the subject, I have decided to make my own version:
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Let us make the background filling:
Sparks 11 february 2012, 13:33

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First create a new layer on a gray background, the mixing mode is screen.
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KlauS 27 december 2011, 14:23

Logos are not always what they seem. Some of these logos can hold a lot of information about the brand, all you have to do is look at the clues. Here are selected 23 great logos that have some kind of hidden message. Probably, you have seen some of these hidden messages before. In addition, there will be shown some new ones as well.

Big Ten

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Big Ten is an academic union which was founded in the year 1896. Until 1990, this union consisted of 10 universities, but in June 1990 Pennsylvania State University was added. They did not want to change their name, so they added the number 11 to the logo.

Amazon.com

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At first glance, This logo doesn’t seem to hide much at first sight, but it gives you a little insight in the philosophy behind the brand. First of all, the yellow swoosh looks like a smile: Amazon.com want to have the best customer satisfaction. The arrow sign also connects the letters A and Z, meaning that this store has everything from A to Z.
Pirat 1 december 2011, 14:08

New York artist Jonathan Brand intended the unthinkable: he decided to combine two his hobbies, such as work with paper and fussing with the "classic" cars like the Ford Mustang of 1969 year of model.

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More precisely, he decided to make the Ford Mustang of 1969 entirely from the paper including the engine frame, each individual detail of the engine, wheels, doors, seats and other parts of the car.
Pirat 14 october 2011, 12:04