Different activities are best performed in particular optical environments. Some activities demand passive management and observation, while others require intense immersion.
Use only one environment per interface. If you’re unsure of which to choose, use light.
Use just one environment per interface.
Don'tuse a different environment for sub-regions.
Dostick with one environment throughout an interface.
Switching environments dramatically changes the interface. While this shift can be an effective experience tool (e.g., opening the video player), it’s more often a disorienting user experience.
Don'tchange environments during an experience flow.
Dochange environments with a major context switch.
|Stick to the guidelines above for all platforms.|