G is for the 4 Laws of Gestalt Theory (In Relation to Design)

Gestalt theory is the theory that the brain automatically and unconsciously simplifies, arranges, and orders objects the eyes see. Four of the Gestalt Laws are of interest to designers, and they are proximity, similarity, continuity, and closure.

Proximity

Objects that are close together are perceived as belonging to the same group.

Similarity

Our brains group together objects that have similar properties.

Continuity

Our eyes will follow the direction of a line.

Closure

Our mind fills in the gaps of shapes that are not visually complete.

Just a short post today 😉

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Leetah Begallie

Leetah is a writer and graphic designer who lives on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband (Matt), her dog (Isla), and her three pet rats (Avi, Lily, and River).

She writes mostly fantasy but enjoys tying in other genres to her stories.

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