Boxes and Arrows: Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual OrganizationBoxes and Arrows: Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization
"Given the massive number of web pages and applications, users often rely on visual cues (especially initially) to assess web interfaces. Therefore, a well thought-out visual organization can greatly enhance usability by grouping information into meaningful page elements and sequences. Such a system relies on an understanding of how people use visual relationships to distinguish objects and what those relationships reveal to viewers (through visual weight and hierarchy)."
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