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Horror Vacui: The Fear of Emptiness

Our next article is all about a scary-looking subject in that its title may look ominous. Fear not! It covers a concept that will seem familiarvery quickly. Of course, having a better understanding of it will let you work its antidote into your designs with confidence.
Horror Vacui — the fear of not filling upHorror Vacui (a Latin-derived term) means “fear of emptiness”. At first glance, we may identify with that fear as being perfectly natural: it could be the fear of not refueling at the pump before we set out on a long drive, or not having a filling breakfast before a long, busy day. Many of us who shop on Amazon may have noticed that, when our cart is empty, the caption reads: “Your sho…

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