Technical Communications Primer: Gestalt Theory and Visual Design

Understanding gestalt theory is important for anyone who wants to master information design, not to mention visual design disciplines such as instructional design and user-interface design. But this understanding is important even when all we want to do is create a simple graphic such as a bar chart or an annotated screenshot. Four main principles of gestalt-based design provide this understanding and the tools we need to use it in practice. Continue reading ...