So after doing the reading on CRAP for today’s class, it made a lot of sense to me when I thought of how these elements apply to so many different things in my daily life outside of just designing a professional webpage.
So this is going to sound terrible, but as a senior completing lengthy readings for classes has become increasingly harder to do. It is even harder when I open a book and the pages have extremely small sized font, leaving room for more words on each page. When I see this I immediately want to close the book. Although this is probably not what the author meant by “Contrast” when talking about design of things, this example was one of the first things I thought of. Maybe that is why we loved picture books as kids (and some of us as adults), because it was simply more than small text on a page.
(I’m going to skip over Repetition and Alignment, because I don’t have many thoughts on this other than keep your pages organized, unified, and possibly fun if you can swing it).
Real life examples of proximity. Hmm, maybe my mother did have a point when she said clothes belong in my dresser and closet, and not all over my floor. Proximity to me is one of the most important things in terms of design or I guess real life as well, even in casual conversation. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people talk about one thing…never finish their story…go off in another rant…and then come back to the first story even though it is not related at all. Again, sure this is probably not what the author wanted to accomplish in terms of making a point, but it definitely made me relate this reading to aspects of my life outside of this website design.
Well that’s all folks…enjoy creating your CRAP 🙂