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Analagous Colors

Analogous - Analogous color refers to a color scheme based on hues that are adjacent on a color wheel. Red and orange are considered analogo...

Asymmetry

Asymmetry - Asymmetry refers to an arrangement of visual elements that is not symmetrical. See also Symmetry. [asymmetry1.gif] ...

Brightness

Brightness - Brightness refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a color. This is generally achieved by adding black or white to a c...

Change (time)

Change (time) - Change denotes the transition that occurs from one state to another. It is the act of making something become different. [cha...

Color

Color is a general category of visual experience that includes the components of hue, brightness, and saturation. Color can be specifically defin...

Complementary Colors

Complementary - Complementary color refers to a color scheme based on hues that are opposite on a color wheel. Red and green are considered...

Compressive Force

Compressive force Compression/expansion - Compression is the act of pressing together or forcing into less space—constricting o...

Visual Structures: Background

AD 175: Visual Structures Background The foundation of visual structures is derived from the computational theory of percep...

Perception: Computational Theory

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Continuity/Discontinuity

Continuity/Discontinuity - Continuity is the reference to ground, shapes, or objects that are perceived as similar or perceived as one. Disc...

Depth

Depth - Depth is the measurement from the front to the back of an object/space. In the case of an object or space, depth can be measures. Dep...

Depth Cues

Depth Cues are a group of concepts that assist vision in determining depth. The majority of depth perception takes advantage of multiple depth cu...

Direction

Direction – Direction describes the horizontal, vertical or diagonal representation of a figure. Direction of a figure can be actual or implied. ...

Energetic Force

Energetic Force Light - Light is a product of energy that is visible to the human eye. Applied Concept: The most common source ...

Expressive Color

Expressive color - Expressive color refers to one manner in which color is used to describe shapes. Expressive color specifically refers to ...

Local Color

Local color - Local color refers to one manner in which color is used to describe shapes. Local color specifically refers to a use of color ...

Figure/Ground

Figure/ground – Any shape that can be distinguished from the background is referred to a figure. The area around the figure is referred to as gro...

Figure/Ground Reversal

Figure/Ground Reversal - Figure/ground reversal exists when a shape could be seen as either figure or ground. The most common cause of figur...

Force

Force is the capacity to cause physical change via energy. Applied Concept: Force can be an influence that, if applied to an object, results...

Form

Form – A form is a conceptual reference to a three-dimensional unit. A form has height, width, and depth and is defined by points, lines, an...