study shows people ignore generic photos


Most people can agree that run-of-the-mill stock photos can be boring and not generate any communications nor add interest. a new study by Jakob Nielsen, a web consultant and author finds that not only do they not elicit a responce or add anything but people actually ignore them. with eye-tracking software researchers can see where people are looking or not looking.

see the New York Times for the full article.

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One Response to “study shows people ignore generic photos”

  1. marywehrhahn Says:

    That may be truer now more than ever before. It seems anyone with a digital camera is selling stock photos but the old saying holds true – “You get what you pay for”

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