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Placing visuals near the top of the layout. Photos are eye magnets.
If your photo has direction, be sure it is pointing to the right.
Be careful in the choice to flip photos.
Don’t position a visual where it interrupts the flow of the reading copy.
Pay attention if you are wrapping text around image. Make sure not to end up with text columns that are too skinny.
Video: Figure-Ground Relationship
URL: Design Principles: Space And The Figure-Ground RelationshipThere are three types of figure-ground relationships:
It’s clear what’s figure and what’s ground. One or the other usually dominates the composition.
Both figure and ground attract the viewer’s attention equally. This creates tension, whereby either can overtake the other, leading to a dynamic design.
Elements can appear to be both figure and ground simultaneously. They form equally interesting shapes, and the viewer is left to find their own entry point into the composition.
A word map is a visual organizer that promotes vocabulary development. Using a graphic organizer, students think about terms or concepts in several ways. Most word map organizers engage students in developing a definition, synonyms, antonyms, and a picture for a given vocabulary word or concept.