On cluttered design

Interesting comments from fellow user experience designer Bram Pitoyo, on previous post regarding cluttered design in Japan (and he added China, too):

One of the reasons why information-dense pages succeed in JP & CN: it’s hard to perform good search on using the input methods… Revising pinyin/kanji in order to arrive at the most accurate keyword is arduous. Browsing through a directory is easier.

(via @brampitoyo)