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gestalt principles

principles of perception that address the interpretation of arrangements and relationships of objects; the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Some of the common principles are:

  • good continuation – objects along a common path form a unit
  • proximity – objects that are close together are related
  • common fate – objects that move in the same direction and speed are a unit
  • similarity – objects with similar properties (color, shape, etc.) are related