Lines divide. They can be used to form a border or separate parts of the design. Lines connect. They can form a pathway between elements of the design. Lines decorate….
Use of Line
Lines can be used to great effect in design. They can be used to organize information. Lines can be used to separate but they can also be used to connect. Lines can create a sense of movement or direction and they can give the eye a path to follow.
Use of Shape
Children learn how to draw geometric shapes and identify them by the number of sides they have: triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, circles. Geometric shapes are commonly seen in everyday objects…
Design Trends: Dimension
In the early days of web design, many designers adapted a style called “skeuomorphism” where design elements are made to look like familiar, everyday objects…
Use of Color
Good design intrigues the learner and draws them in. It evokes in them a desire to learn more. One way to engage learners is through the use of color. Which of the following images does a better job of catching your eye?
Have you ever experimented with mixing paint colors together to form a new color? Red and yellow combine to make orange, and so on. A simple way to picture these color combinations is called the color wheel.
When you find a great color you want to be able to replicate it. Two common ways that designers talk about color are RGB values and Hex values.
Design Trends: Gradients
As the minimalism of flat design has given way to design trends that embrace more texture and shadow, gradients have also become quite popular.
Use of Space
White space is the blank area around the other design elements. Some designs have very little white space. Others have lots of white space. White space plays an important role, even in designs with very little of it.
Use of Texture
Flat design principles have been very influential for the past decade in the world of web design. Flat design is a minimalistic style that eschews the use of texture (along with shadows and gradients) in favor of simpler design elements.