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Design Syncopated

Mar 13, 2019
"People were most likely to want to dance, when the rhythm of a song was moderately syncopated. Too uniform and it can get boring. Too complex, like jazz music for example, and people can't keep up. The rhythmic complexity of funk, hip-hop (which is an outgrowth of funk) and EDM, is just enough that your brain wants to fill in the gaps... with dancing. In other words, funk music is in the goldilocks zone for making people wanna move."

– Nerdwriter

So, what is syncopation in design? What is it in design, that can actually make you want to dance?