Elements & principles of design

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Elements & principles of design

  1. 1. Elements & Principles Of Design
  2. 2. EL • 6 Elements of DesignE – SpaceM – Line – ShapeE – FormN – TextureT – ColorS
  3. 3. E • SpaceL – Large Space – feeling of freedomE – Very Large Amount of Space -M feeling of being lonelyE – Small Space – snug and secureNT – Very Small Amount of Space –S confined and uncomfortable
  4. 4. E • LineL – Most basic elementE – Creates increased height • Example: tall windowsM – Creates Movement & DirectionE • Eyes follow the lineN • ShapeT – Two-dimensional elementS – Length and width
  5. 5. E • FormL – Three-dimensional elementE – Describes the shape and structure of objectsM • TextureE – How something feels to the touchN or how the surface of an objectT looksS
  6. 6. EL • ColorE – Often considered the most IMPORTANT elementM – Expresses individualityENTS
  7. 7. PR • 5 Basic Principles of DesignI – ProportionN – ScaleCI – BalanceP – EmphasisL – RhythmE S
  8. 8. P • Proportion and ScaleR – Very closely relatedI • Proportion is the ratioN – Example: The length of the sofaC compared to the heightI • Scale is the size of an objectPL compared to another objectE – Example: Computer chair and S desk = chair doesn’t fit under desk
  9. 9. P • BalanceR – Formal (Symmetrical)I • Gives the feeling of orderN • Example: When two identical lampsC are place on either side of a bedI – Informal (Asymmetrical)P • Example: A sofa on one side of aL living room is balanced by twoE chairs on the other side of the room S
  10. 10. PR • EmphasisI – The center of attentionNC • RhythmI – Repetition – repeating or patterns,P colors, textures, etc.LE S
  11. 11. • Now turn in your packet to the “Elements 7 Principles of design Practice” worksheet andassignment work on individually • If you finish early, finish your color schemes worksheet from yesterday

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