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Session 1A | Oct 26, 2016

The science of beauty


anna.alvemalm

CLASS WORK

Visual hierarchy

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symmetry

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asymmetry

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contrast

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proximity

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movement

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closure

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HOMEWORK

Asymmetry & Dominance by size

asymmetry size dom

Grouping & edge alignment

edge alignment grouping

rhythm & closure

movement closure

CENTRE ALIGNMENT & MOVEMENTmovement centre allignment

SYMMETRY & DOMINANCE BY DIFFERENCE

symmetry dom by diff

DEPTH & CONTINUITYdepth continuity

Discussion

5 responses to “The science of beauty”

  1. Neko says:

    Nice work, most of the images clearly represent the principles you are showing, and it was not an easy task actually. I’d say that only the Hierarchy #2 image falls short a bit, as it’s not clear what you wanted – if you only have two elements, then it’s hard to pick out which one is dominant by “difference” because, well, there’s only two of them (and both are “different”). Hierarchy by difference is usually applied when you have larger number of elements, and when most of them look very similar/same with only one or few clearly different.
    Looking forward to your homework – are you going to be doing the homework in Photoshop, as you suggested?

    • anna.alvemalm says:

      I had the same thoughts about the hierarchy one, especially as the colours blended together as well. I think i was going for a difference in shapes, so geometric vs. organic, but it wasn’t a substantial enough difference to work. Yes, I’ll be doing the homework in photoshop, it’ll be good to get back into it

  2. Neko says:

    Homework comments: nice aestherics in general, but try adding more shades of grey. I like pure black on white, but the exercise will be much more beneficial to you if you worked with more shades.
    Also comment on asymmetry: your dominant element is REALLY dominant (which is ok), however it is so centrally positioned, and so much bigger than anything else, that the composition is completely symmetric. The little circles around the big one (which I assume you wanted to use to represent “asymmetry”) are so small that they are basically discarded by our perception. Similar to those little birds pecking on elephant skin without elephant ever noticing.
    My favorite is Rhythm+Closure, really great!

    • anna.alvemalm says:

      Hi Neko,
      I see exactly what you mean about the asymmetry & dominance by size example, and i also tried to get some different shades happening in some of the new ones! thank you

  3. Neko says:

    Symmetry + dominance/different, and depth + continuity : very nice images! :)

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