Elements of Design

Primary Elements Consist of : Points

It may describe a line that connects them.

It may suggest an axis and direction.

It may be viewed as a segment of a longer path.

A point indicates a position in space.

Points

Points may also create an axis – a linear direction

A Line

A Line has length, but no width or depth.

It will link, join, surround or intersect other visual elements.

It describes the edges of a plane.

It articulate the surfaces of a plane.

A Line creates a extended point with length, direction and position.

Linear Elements

A vertical linear element may locate points or commemorate significant events.

They can define a volume.

Planes

Conceptually has length and width but no depth.

Can have color, pattern and texture of the surface affect its visual weight.

Shape is the primary identifying characteristic of the plane .

It is formed by lines.

A Plane is an extended line with length and width, surface, shape and position.

Planes

A Ceiling is a plane.

Planes

A wall is a plane.

Planes

A floor is a plane.

Volume

Conceptually has length, width and depth.

All volumes consist of points, lines and edges.

A volume is an extended plane with length, width & depth – a 3d object

Volume

A volume from exterior to...

Volume

A volume interior.

Point Elements: Circle

A Circle in interior design.

Point Elements: Cylinder

Point Elements:

A Circle and a sphere