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Color Conventions

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nlB2iavXqvs/SSgxTitmISI/AAAAAAAAC-s/ADwtAvkFT0...

This is an example of a color convention that doesn't make any sense to us...it is unrecognizable and confusing to interpret because of the distortion of how we usually see that color. This image seems to exist merely to test our reliability upon these conventions, because there is no other type of function this image could serve.

Function--Grasping the important elements of the subject

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http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/dec/directions/parkingmap.jpg

The campus map is a good example of how the fidelity of an image can help the user grasp the important material. The accuracy of the landscape (especially the central location of campus--reflection pond and amphitheater) helps new students learn where they are on campus relative to where they need to go next.

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