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Geometric

Geometric – A shape derived from or suggestive of geometry. Geometric shapes are characterized by precise edges and mathematically consistent ...

Similarity

Similarity - Similarity is a Gestalt concept the refers to the visual tendency to group shapes together if they visually resemble each oth...

Figure/Ground Ambiguity

Figure/ground Ambiguity - Figure/ground ambiguity exists when it is impossible to determine what would be considered figure and what would b...

Rectilinear

Rectilinear – A shape composed of straight lines and angular corners. Rectilinear shapes can also be referred to as geometric shapes, though geo...

Overlap

Overlap - Overlap is the placement of one shape in front of another to create the illusion of depth. Related Concepts: Depth Cues. ...

Known Size or Scale

Known Size or Scale - Known size or scale is a depth cue that reveals depth through associations of figures and shapes that have an intrinsi...

Curvilinear

Curvilinear – A shape whose edge is dominated by curves. Curvilinear shapes can also be referred to as organic shapes, though organic shapes...

Dynamic/Static

Dynamic/Static - Something that is Dynamic can be described as possessing or displaying energy/force or motion. Something that is Static shows no...

Repetition

Repetition - The use of the same visual element (usually a shape) multiple times. Repetition does not by definition indicate that there is...

Pattern

Pattern - The use of the same visual element (usually a shape) multiple times in a systematic manner. Pattern is a form of repetition,...

Linear Perspective

Linear Perspective - Linear perspective is a mathematical system for creating apparent depth and volume on a surface. Linear perspective has...

Closure

Closure - Closure is a Gestalt concept the refers to the visual tendency to create closed shapes even when part of the shape is missing. C...

Atmospheric Perspective

Atmospheric Perspective - Atmospheric perspective is a visual phenomenon in which the density of the atmosphere progressively increases thr...

File Format

File Formats for Digital Images File Formats are a standard means for saving digital images. There are a variety of comm...

Pixel

Pixel Short for "picture element," a pixel is the smallest unit (often a square) that comprises a digital image. Every digital image, whet...

Resolution: PPI/DPI

Resolution: PPI/DPI Resolution describes the level of detail present in a digital format. High resolution images and devices...

Reveal and Reconfigure - a cube

AD 160: Physical Structures Project Example: Reveal and Reconfigure - a cube ...

Physical Structures: Project Examples

Project Examples It is recommended that projects utilize a template similar to the example template (available: 160 Project Template)...

Axis

Axis refers to the initial sense of up/down and left/right. Think of axis as the spine of a figure -- the dominant vertical quality of a stick fi...

Space

Space is the general term used to describe all of a two-dimensional surface or a three-dimensional expanse. Explicitly, space has no bounda...