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2.02 Elements and Principles of Design
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Elements of design
The tools used to achieve the principles of design.
The most basic element of design that connects two dots.
An element of design that has shape and volume.
An element of design that lies within boundaries of a line.
The area around or inside of a form.
An element of design that relates to how something feels or appears to feel.
The repetition of a design in an orderly manner.
The most important element of design.
Principles of design
Guidelines designers use to create good design using the elements of design.
A principle of design where the elements are in equilibrium.
Symmetrical (formal) Balance
Identical proportion and arrangement of objects on both sides of a center point.
Asymmetrical (informal) Balance
Arrangement of different but equivalent objects on each side of a center point.
A principle of design that is the focal point.
A principle of design where an element is repeated or altered to create visual movement.
A principle of design where the size of objects must be in agreement with each other.
A principle of design of the ratio of an object to part of the object.
Proportions that are unequal ratios are more pleasing than ratios that are equal.
A principle of design where change is made to part of a design to keep a design from being boring.
A principle of design where a common characteristic creates a feeling of cohesiveness.
The end result when the elements and principles work together to create aesthetically pleasing design.
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