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Hue

Hue - Hue refers to a specific wavelength of color and is typically described as the name of the color. For example, blue, red, green, and y...

HSB

Hue, Saturation, Brightness (HSB) - Color can be accurately described by defining the hue, saturation, and brightness of the color. Someone could...

Halo Effect

Halo effect - The halo effect refers to the tendency of color to take on some of the qualities of an adjacent color, specifically along edge...

Growth

Growth refers to a change in quantity over time. Applied Concept: Growth implies an increase. It can include (but is not limited to) a change in...

Gravitational Force

Gravity - Gravity is most commonly thought of as the agency that gives objects weight. Applied Concept: Gravity is a natural phenomenon and...

Gradient

Gradient – A gradual increase or decrease of a visual quality such as size, orientation, brightness, or color (see Descriptors). The intervals of...

Gestalt

Gestalt - A German word that roughly translates as "whole" or "unified whole." Gestalt theory of visual perception was developed in the 1920...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Expressive Color

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

Energetic Force

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

Direction

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

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...

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...

Continuity/Discontinuity

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

Perception: Computational Theory

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Visual Structures: Background

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