Use the figure/ ground relationship to change the degree of activity in the design
During my design process, I want to work on taking the time to move shapes and objects around to make both simple and complex images. I want to practice using space and size to change the degree of activity in my design.
Interaction between shapes creates unique relationships
Rather than having shapes separated from each other, I want to try and connect shapes to help communicate my message. I need to pay attention to how certain shapes interact together and how it influences the overall image.
Using proportional systems to create relationships between shapes
I want to use proportional systems to create shapes but understand where the balance is between my image being proportional and static or proportional and dynamic.
Creating contrast/”tension” with shapes
As I am designing, I want to work on creating tension with shapes rather than just with colors. I want to use triangles, squares, and circles that interact with each other and create a dynamic image.
Breaking space to create a dynamic interaction between positive and negative space
Using both small and large images I want to use positive space that interacts with the negative space. As I go through the design process, I want to find the best form of interaction that communicates my message.
Arranging forms to create meaning
I want to use the arrangement of shapes and images to create movement. Specifically, I want to focus on using distance between images on the y, x, and z axis.
Activating space by not blocking the movement of the eye
As I create my designs, I want to make sure that I easily draw my viewer’s eyes to the focus without blocking movement by my placement of lines and shapes. I want to work on using lines to create movement rather than to block the movement of the image.
Creating emphasis through clustering
Rather than using color and size to create emphasis, I want to practice creating focus points by shortening the distance between shapes and images in my design. I want to use negative space to draw the viewer’s attention towards the cluster.
Cerating meaning by making forms different or similar to each other
As I go through the design process, I want to be more aware of why I am making elements the same size, color or shape. While I’m in the design process, I want to adjust my thinking to see the importance of both similar and different objects.
Making the composition “resolved” by making the purpose of each element clear
Although I understand how to create purpose in my design, I also want to be more intentional about making it easy for my audience to understand the purpose.