I work in a studio which is active, among other things, in graphic design. Here I learnt how much graphic organization of data is important.

Trusting the principle A picture's worth one thousand words, I'd like to apply that to computer programming. I think it's possible to lay out code so that, with a glimpse, we could know what is doing, and how. After, we could focus on the segment we are interested in. I mean something that concerns indentation, syntax highlighting, but much more: teaching (for example, lay out code for books), cognitive sciences and so on.

I ask to monks who have graphic-, art- and desktop-publishing- backgrounds (does anyone?): How much could a program be beautiful and easy to comprehend? Now, I'm going to try something with Adobe Illustrator... :)

see you. lars