13 of 365: Chunking #design #principle


13 of 365 - Chunking design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

13 of 365 – Chunking design principle by John LeMasney via lemasney.com

Chunking is a method by which you take ideas that need to be taught or remembered, and break them down into memorable, consumable chunks. Studies show that we have more difficulty remembering a list of ten words than two lists of five words each. The most effective chunking consists of four items, give or take one. It can be used to help remember numbers, ideas, and lots of other chunks.

In this illustration, I decided to show that trying to convey a birthday, social security number, and phone number is more difficult as a single string, less difficult with chunk based formatting, and easier still with one idea per line.

 

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