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How to be a better designer by understanding human perception

by Westley Knight
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What are Gestalt Principles?

The law of similarity

similarity

The law of proximity

proximity

The law of familiarity

familiarity

The law of symmetry

symmetry

The law of continuity

continuity

The law of common fate

commonfate

The law of closure

closure

Using Gestalt Principles in design


post authorWestley Knight

Westley Knight,

With over 20 years experience working in web and digital, both as a developer and a designer, Westley helps teams to design and build user-centred experiences across any platform, and has done in almost every industry you can imagine. Westley has a passion for sharing his experience and knowledge directly by integrating with multi-disciplinary teams, or to a wider audience by speaking at conferences, and writing articles. His book "UX for Developers" (Apress, 2018) aims to close the gap between designers and developers and integrate user-centred practices in day-to-day development work.

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