More is Less, Less is More

For this assignment we had to choose a paradox. I chose the paradox “More is less, less is more”. In order to show the difference between the two I wanted to create two different applications.

One which overwhelms the user with options, the other with one a few. In order to give the applications some conceptual shape I wanted to give the user the simple assignment to pick his or hers favorite color.

The application with allot of options the user had the ability to select one pixel of the 1.296.000 and give it one of the 16.581.375 colors available on modern computers. Its counterpart with only a few options gave the user the option to select a color out of 9 presets.