1. Pattern recognition, LEGO, interaction design and the Simpsons

    Posted January 23, 2012 in ephemera  |  No Comments so far

    I’ve written a piece on the Tobias & Tobias blog about pattern recognition, inspired by this amazing example of streamlined visual communication:

    LEGO Simpsons

    I'm sure you don't need to be told what these shapes represent

    This image gives our brain the chance to show off one of its most impressive skills – pattern recognition. Pattern recognition allows us to understand complicated things even when we’re only given limited information about them. So even though the object on the right is made up of three Lego bricks, representing only nine bits of information, pattern recognition makes our brain ‘see’ something far more intricate…

    Read the full piece here.