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duke54

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Use curved device connectors, not angled
« on: April 16, 2016, 08:13:41 AM »
It's well known in fields of information visualization that curved flowchart connections are easier for the human eye to follow than sharp angled connections, and a default of Bezier curved device lines (with the option to revert to anged lines) would improve the visual aesthetic and clarity of the device connector grid.

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See section "Rounded Corners Make Information Easier to Process":
http://uxmovement.com/thinking/why-rounded-corners-are-easier-on-the-eyes/

See pages 7 & 8 "Curving around obstacles":
https://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/pubs/Dagstuhl-curves.pdf

A more in depth study, see page 12 & 13:
http://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1068&context=honors
« Last Edit: April 16, 2016, 08:35:52 AM by duke54 »

JakBB

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Re: Use curved device connectors, not angled
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 09:25:06 AM »
If this gets considered by the dev I'd leave it as a choice to the user.
I'd find it confusing because I'm used to the angled connectors

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Re: Use curved device connectors, not angled
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 11:00:24 AM »
Nice WTG.

I like it