Form and Space making sense of what we see

Two Dimensional space

Visual design is mainly performed within two-dimensional boundaries( height and width). A sheet of white paper is a flat surface until we can put a mark on it, then it becomes a scene of visual forces that becomes more complex with the increase in the number of elements.


Figure and Ground

Figure and Ground Relationship

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The gestalt principle that applies most to space is that of figure-ground. Everything in a design of yours will be seen as one or the other, and the relationship between them is mutually exclusive. Neither can be perceived except in relation to the other and changing one is impossible without changing the other as well.

Source: Space And The Figure Ground Relationship — Smashing Magazine


Symmetry and asymmetry

Asymmetrical Design: Creating Beautiful, Balanced Layouts

How do you feel about asymmetrical design? That simple question can sometimes spark a lot of debate among designers. Asymmetrical design can be one of the more complicated techniques to pull off, but when done well results in beautiful and eye-catching designs.

Source: Asymmetrical Design: Creating Beautiful, Balanced Layouts

Symmetry vs. Asymmetry in Layout Design

Every layout begins with a blank page. Then come elements—a logo, menus, text sections, photographs, illustrations, etc. The placement of elements can determine how successful the design will be. That’s why one of the first things designers do when they start working on a new page is to decide what the arrangement of elements will be on that page.

Source: Symmetry vs. Asymmetry in Layout Design

Symmetry vs. Asymmetry – Recalling basic design principles

Now we’re going to look at two powerful design principles that may, at first glance, seem too simple and second nature to us to warrant too much thought. However, we would be wise not to underestimate their capabilities and the benefits of their effects.

Source: Symmetry vs. Asymmetry – Recalling basic design principles

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