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
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.
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.
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.
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.