Difference between what looks good, and what sells good
I have played enough number of time the little interesting game here on DT - "Stock Rank"
In last few weeks, playing the game, I have come across several occasions, where I found, that - among the choices presented - the one that I thought 'better looking' was NOT actually selling.
It use to put me on a thinking about, what sells good and what looks good.
I just saw the pictures of recently completed assignment 'e-commerce'.
The results, confirm to what I think. That - what looks good MAY NOT be the same as what sells good.
What I mean ?
With my congratulations to the winner of first place Jordygraph, his picture 'Shipwrecked........' came first because we liked it, and voted for it.
But, it has only one (actual ) download.
Compared this to another image by Cammeraydave - which is a bit lower in voting, but it has 10 actual downloads.
There are more examples in this assignment, which point to the fact.
What does that mean to us, and to me?
The lesson is that, when we are making a illustration or clicking a picture, at that time, we need to think a bit more and try to visualise, how and for what some one is going to buy and use it.
This has been said may times by as many wise people here.
But again, this assignment's result made me think about it yet again.