Elements and Principles of Design

By Sophia Lang

Visual Design Elements

(Point, Line, Color, Value, Shape, Form, Space, and Texture)

This picture represents the POINT element because you can distinctly pick out a point which in this case is located in the middle.
This picture represents the LINE element because it uses diagonal lines in a way where it creates a simple horizontal pattern.
This picture represents the COLOR element. It utilizes warm colors at the top and balances it with cool colors at the bottom of the design.
This picture represents the VALUE element of design. This example is using different lightness and darkness of a color to create a design.
This picture uses the SHAPE element by utilizing triangles and lines to make one big triangle in a simple yet complex design.
This picture represents FORM because the building demonstrates a 3D structure although the picture is only in 2D.
This picture represents the SPACE element. It uses cramped space to focus on the business people inside the tunnel and the city behind it.
This picture represents TEXTURE because it uses light & dark to make the raindrops on the window stand out. This would be considered smooth.

Principles of Design

(Balance, Emphasis, Contrast, Rhythm, Proportion, Unity, and Economy)

This picture represents the BALANCE principle because it's symmetrical in all directions. This picture is represented evenly on both sides.
This picture represents the EMPHASIS principle because it uses color to focus on the smiling ball over the other balls for the meaning.
This photo represents the CONTRAST principle to add attention to the yellow flowers in the middle over the brown and red leaves.
This picture represents the RHYTHM principle because it uses two elements that are repeated at the same interval in a continuous pattern.
This picture represents the PROPORTION principle because the heads of the basketball players are not proportion to their bodies.
This picture represents the UNITY principle because all of the people are in a circle to show harmony and togetherness.
This picture represents the ECONOMY principle because it only involves a simple green plant and money to speak volumes.

Unit 5 Vocabulary Terms

(Cylinder, Pi, Prism, Quadrilateral, Fillet)

This picture represents a CYLINDER which has two circles on each side and are on parallel planes.
This picture represents PI which is a number used in computing the circumference and area of a circle. It's order is 3.141592653589793238...
This picture represents a PRISM which is a solid geometric figure which has parallelograms at the sides to combine the triangles together.
This picture shows six different QUADRILATERALS. A quadrilateral is simply defined as a four-sided polygon.
This picture represents a FILLET which is defined as a curved form at the interior intersection between 2 or more surfaces.

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