A few colleagues and I were discussing book design and the interaction of text with images/figures that flow within the surrounding text. Specifically, we were debating whether or not the paragraph that follows an image (and its caption, if present) should be indented.
Aesthetically, I prefer that the paragraph after the image not be indented, as do my colleagues. However, looking at it from the point of view of the logical progression of the text itself, I argued that perhaps it makes more sense that the paragraph be indented; this way, if all the imagery was removed, the text would still read—and be styled—in a logical manner.
Below I've included a quick mock-up of what I'm describing above (see yellow highlights for the specific spot in question), should what I wrote not make any sense.
As always, the group's expertise is greatly appreciated.