Monday, August 26, 2013

Design Principals from Non-Designers Design Book By Robin Williams

Proximity- to be close to something, or near it. Elements that are close together are perceived better than elements that are farther apart.

You have to have a reason for putting an object next to another in terms of marketing. Is it appealing to the eye ? does it go with the topic?

-Proximity in a design will usually overwhelm competing visual styles
- A example of good proximity in design is a keyboard. Everything is grouped together, Letters, numbers, functions...

Alignment- to make it visually pleasing to the eye, you have to make objects unified in a line. For example text.

- you want to have a strong visual line in your design either line up your design to the left or to the right. Making everything center is a weak design even though it is a natural thing to align things in the middle.

Contrast- making different parts of your composition stand out. You can do this by changing the color of your font.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hello Everyone

Just testing out my blog and would like to say hello to everyone in the class!