Herein lies the problem with Yahoo! Maps: the designers focused too much on “decorating” and not enough on “communicating”. For example, it seems that making the highways attractive-looking was a far greater priority than simply making New York City’s city label legible. Or look at the city “dots” used on Yahoo! Maps: the focus was clearly on making pretty-looking city “dots”, instead of making city “dots” that actually communicate information, such as city population. Even the typefaces used on Yahoo! Maps seem to have been an aesthetic-driven decision; notice how similar the fonts on Yahoo!’s map look to those appearing on iPod packaging.