Monday, 12 December 2011

Whitelines

A lesson in how to create a complete product innovation in a market that has existed for hundreds of years.


The Swedish company Whitelines have turned ordinary lined note paper inside out. They have created a range of lined papers that use white lines on a pale grey paper. The result is that deliberately made marks stand out clearly whilst the supporting grid is just that, supporting. 


I have no idea whether they are influenced by the work of Edward Tufte but this is a classic Tufte trick - remove all unnecesary ink and leave just enough for the task at hand.


Below is one of their "spectra" that describes what they have done.



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