The student will explore the Principle of Simplicity and discover how two simple questions can help with evaluating and applying simplicity in a design.
- [Presenter] Strangely, one of the most misunderstood…of the 10 principles of design is simplicity.…I suspect after years of teaching that…the reason for this difficulty…is that the idea of simplicity…is somewhat open to interpretation.…Well, I'm sure you may have had the thought,…beauty is in the eye of the beholder,…a thought that glorifies the subjective.…There is some truth to objective beauty,…or objective value in both art and design.…Let's begin our exploration of simplicity…by looking at its definition.…
Simplicity, or visual economy as some people call it,…means only showing what is essential in a design.…In other words, simplicity deals with the elimination…of any nonessential elements or details…to reveal the essence of a form.…How can you tell what is essential versus nonessential…in a design?…As much as you might want that answer to be simple…and concrete, in most cases, people have a hard time…determining what should stay in a design,…and what can go.…
Here's an example of a layout that's,…quote, all over the place,…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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