Lines Convey Interpretation

I’m reading an e-book this week that’s got me thinking, not as much about the content as the organization of the content. This was one of the aims of the book, so it’s successful in that!

It’s filled with flowcharts to help give the concepts in the book a visual element. The book is seeking to show how much the topic defies organization by trying to impose organization. When the book is merely illustrating the book’s own structure, the lines in the flowchart are straight. When it is trying to demonstrate the nebulous nature of the the topic, the lines are curved.

Now, many studies have been done on straight lines vs. curved, or organic, lines, but this e-book really uses the lines well to help convey the intended meaning of the flowchart.

It’s almost inspirational from a design standpoint.


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