During the December 2008 meeting of Fronteers I held a talk about gestalt psychology in webdesign. You’ll find the slide for this presentation at the bottom of this post.
December Fronteers meeting
Othe speakers during this evening were:
- Arjan Westerdiep (Flash guru) about modern use of Flash and Actionscripting, especially his explanation on polygons and 3D we very clear.
During my presentation I talked about the foundation of the gestalt theory and showed that gestalt psychology is about human perception. Researchers of this phenomenon discovered five principal laws that can be used in modern webdesign.
Law of proximity, which says that objects placed near to one another are distinguished as a group.
Law of similarity which explains that objects which have similar properties are grouped.
Law of closure says that objects which are alltogether surrounded by a border are seen as a group.
Law of continuity shows objects placed in a certain row are seen as a group.
Law of simplicity shows that objects are always percieved in their simplest form.