Cognito's design team is always reminding us to use white spaces; that is, don't fill pages completely up with images and words.
The idea is, if you leave some space around the content, it has more impact.
The same might be said for auditory white spaces.
The New York public radio affiliate's long-running "On The Media Franchise" did a great interview yesterday with the designer of the 4'33" app, named after the avant garde composition by John Cage, which is comprised of 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.
Listen to the hilarious interview, learn how Apple came to know one of its own, and get inspired to use white spaces.
For further learning, enjoy a performance of 4'33"comments powered by Disqus