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Gestalt Principles Applied in Design

Gestalt Principles Applied in Design
By Michael Tuck Web designers, like other artists and craftsmen, impose structure on the environment. We enforce order and beauty on the formless void that is our blank computer screen. We do it in different ways — creating an organized layout first, writing text and content first, or even basing a design concept on an image, a color palette, or something that visually trips your trigger, whether it’s a sunset or a Song Dynasty painting. Wherever you gain your inspiration, it’s often not just the particular element that sparks your artistic impulse; it’s the totality of the element and its surroundings. Grasping that totality concept — both the individual element and the whole in which it exists are important both separately and together — is essential to understanding how gestaltism influences our design choices. We’ll cover 6 principles related to gestalt, in the context of design, and they are: ProximitySimilarityPrägnanz (Figure-Ground)Symmetry"Common Fate"Closure Source: Dr. Mr. Symmetry

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