Cafe Tiles

Cafe Tiles


In this picture, it seems that the lines separating each row of tiles are bent, but the truth is that all the lines are parallel to each other. This optical illusion is caused by the uneven alignments of black tile in each row, out brains will interpret the clutter as the resulting of the lines being uneven, resulting in sliding and shifting of the black tiles. This should be kept in the back of our minds when designing interfaces: every object on the interface should be well organized with respect to others, not only will this be easy on the eye of the users, it would eliminate the false sense of uneven horizontal alignments as well.