My understanding of this line of argument was that images would be displayed 
where you would expect them to be displayed (e.g. the article on penis or 
vagina would naturally include a picture of a penis or vagina), but wouldn't be 
immediately displayed where you wouldn't expect them (e.g. if you want to find 
information on necklaces made of pearls).

Whether that is called 'principle of least surprise' or 'principle of least 
astonishment' or something else is semantics...


On 13 Jun 2012, at 21:38, David Gerard wrote:

> On 13 June 2012 21:32, Richard Symonds <> 
> wrote:
>> Not sure, but I think it's the principle of least /astonishment/ - which
>> may be an important difference...
> Pretty sure it doesn't for educational purposes. I think my objection
> stands in its entirety.
> (I note that in interface design, "principle of least astonishment" is
> in opposition to "educating" the user. With educational materials,
> that is ahahaha indeed the point.)
> - d.
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