Visual art has always been full of metaphysics, and it has always been a topic where the benevolent sees the benevolent and the wise sees the wisdom. So in this issue, let's talk a little bit more relaxed, and more of it is to put forward personal opinions and open views. Do you have any other insights, welcome to exchange.
The first time I saw "fear blank" in my life, I thought the word was cool, because I took "fear" as an adjective... thought it was a high-end blanking consumer email list technique (excuse me...). But in fact, the "fear" here is the "fear" of the verb. That's right, just like "deep sea fear" and "intensive fear", "blank fear" refers to a kind of disgust for blank phone number list space. Strictly speaking, it is Vocabulary belonging to the Department of Psychology.
"Fear blank" is also often mentioned in home improvement, clothing, and graphic design, and even derives its unique visual style. "Fear of white space" is to try to fill all the space with details in the visual, it is a very complicated style (but it is an orderly chaos, don't mistake you to master this style in 1 second The essence of ~).
But I mainly talk about its application in UI&UE direction here. I will not go into details about its origin and application in other fields, and I can find a lot on the Internet. You might be thinking: In UI design, how can anyone have a fear or aversion to white space? emm... think about your client, think about your boss, that's true.
But have you ever thought about: Your Party A/Boss has a "fear of blank space" mentality, is it simply due to his personal visual preference for blank space? This is the question I want to explore today.
1. Let’s start with Kuaishou’s interview questions
Why we talk about "fear of blank space" starts with an interview question shared by a friend in the joker's community. This friend went to Kuaishou's UI job interview not long ago. When sharing the interview, he said that the interviewer asked such a question: talk about the difference between cards, blank spaces, and dividing lines.
Although there are many application scenarios for blank space and cards in design, I mention this issue here and compare the two with the dividing line. I must want to hear the interviewer's understanding of the visual segmentation of these three.
Let me first analyze my understanding of the three: since the birth of the visual interface, for a long period of time, the dividing line has always played an important role in "distinguishing information blocks", helping information blocks and levels to be clearly identified. Differentiation can make the content easier to read.
But design trends are constantly changing. From the popularity of "card design" around 2014, to the popularity of "delineation design" around 2019, designers gradually discovered that the dividing line was only one of many schemes to distinguish information.