VI.Unity & Harmony
- a.Unity is generally defined as "oneness"; that is to say that all the parts (of the design) work to tie it together. Unity provides a sense of order. It is often achieved by the use of repetition albeit in shape, pattern, texture or form. Colour can also be used to fuse a space together by providing similarity between dissimilar objects.
b.Harmony works in conjunction with unity and is the result of a design fitting together; harmony can hold a design together.
- a.In design, variety works to capture our attention and create excitement. Varying objects (tall vs short), patterns (stripes vs polka dots), and textures (rough vs smooth) all work to add diversity to a design.
That concludes our introductory look at the Principles of Design. It's a lot to take in but as we work through our design projects, I'll highlight and note how I am applying the Elements and Principles so you can see how they work 'in action'.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to journeying down the Design path together!