Visual communication is often directed towards an assumed homogenous target group, a market- or segment. However, this study shows that such constructs as typical, average consumer, modal or blue or red segment can be misleading. Individuals and markets represent distinct levels of analysis. The logo is a prime each individual to receive the next message in a positive mood. In this paper, a distinction is made between how the message is received by the single individual and how the message is received by the market that is how it is received by the "average respondent". The distinction is made between individual vs. market variation. A variation seen by the individual means that the message is received with its complexity and meaningfulness, while a big market variation means people understand different things and a Babylonian confusion is the outcome. Also differences between cultures are investigated but found to be limited compared to the between subject- or market variation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||2013 Tsinghua International Design Management Symposium: Design-Driven Business Innovation - Shenzhen, China|
Duration: 1 Dec 2013 → 2 Dec 2013
|Conference||2013 Tsinghua International Design Management Symposium|
|Period||01/12/2013 → 02/12/2013|
|Sponsor||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|