ChittahChattah Quickies

    • A shutter effect on a digital camera
    • Wood grain on radios, lawn chair arms, and automobiles
    • Lights shaped like candles
    • Shopping cart icons on ecommerce web site
    • The reel-to-reel tape machine icon used on cell phones to indicate a voice mail message

    I can’t find a good definition for “vernacular design” – where the visual of the form echoes something literal about the product’s meaning or use (Oracle’s database-symbol HQ; the printer feed tray that looks like the sheet-of-paper icon)..anyone?

    (thanks, ebacon)


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