This week I learnt:

  • How the human eye works. I learnt about the importance of rods and cones contained in the retina of our eyes. Rods help us see in the dark while cones can tolerate more light and are able to detect different wavelengths.
  • That cultural differences can change the way how we see and perceive things.
  • That our brain works in strange ways when it comes to vision. It has this tendency to group things that we see based on similarity, proximity and common fate.
  • About Jennifer Tidwell’s design patterns. I was already familiar with a few of them but it was interesting to learn more about them and what they are called. It was helpful to go through a practical example of Commonwealth Bank website and observe the various design patterns they have incorporated there to make their webpage more user friendly.