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  • Writer's pictureNicole Pollard

Sept. 27th- Principle of Design/Unity

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Please check your Childhood Self Project. Some of you did NOT submit it according to the directions. Please verify that you:

  1. Submit your picture separately in a high file size.

  2. Submit your picture on the worksheet with at least three sentences about what you would tell your childhood self.

1. Principle of Design/Unity

Unity is an important principle in design, as it refers to the visual harmony and coherence of a composition. When a design is unified, all of its elements work together to create a cohesive whole. This can be achieved through the use of repetition, alignment, proximity, and other design techniques.

One way to create unity in a design is through the use of a consistent color scheme or typography throughout the piece. When all of the colors or fonts are related in some way, the design feels more cohesive and harmonious. Another way to achieve unity is through the use of repetition, such as repeating a pattern or shape throughout the design.

Alignment is another important aspect of creating unity in a design. When all of the elements are lined up in a consistent way, the design feels more organized and unified. Additionally, proximity can be used to group related elements together, further enhancing the sense of unity in a design. Overall, unity is an important principle in design because it helps to create a sense of coherence and harmony in the final product. By using repetition, alignment, proximity, and other design techniques, designers can create a unified design that is visually appealing and effective.

A few examples of unity in advertisement from Target:

Follow along and complete the simple Unity/Harmony Edit with Mrs. Pollard.

2. Infographics

An infographic is a visual representation of information, data, or knowledge that presents complex information quickly and clearly to the viewer. It is a highly effective way to communicate information since it combines text, images, and data into one visually appealing and easy-to-understand format.

To create an infographic, there are several steps you can follow:

1. First, determine what information you want to convey and what type of infographic you want to create (e.g., statistical, informational, or timeline).

2. Next, research your topic and gather the necessary data and images. After that, you can sketch out a rough design of your infographic, including the layout, colors, and typography.

3. Once you have a design that you're happy with, you can use graphic design software to create your final design.

4. Finally, make sure to credit your sources and proofread your work carefully before publishing.

Some examples:

There are wide range of infographic types including:

  • map

  • schematic

  • factoid/fun fact

  • timeline

  • decision tree

  • comparison

With the remaining class time, please pair up and take a full-body photo of yourself. We will be learning about infographics this week, and you will need your photo for the project below:

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