Module #9: Implementing the 5 Principles of Design
This week we covered the 5 basic principles of design which help to avoid disasters and allow you to communicate your key theme.
These principles include:
- Alignment — it allows us to create order and organization among elements.
- Repetition — strengthens a design by tying together individual elements. It helps to create association and consistency.
- Contrast — allows you to emphasize or highlight key elements within your design.
- Proximity — helps creates organisation by grouping similar elements together or in close proximity this creates a relationship between those elements.
- Balance — provides stability and structure to a design. It’s the weight distributed in the design by the placement of your elements.
I used Google Dataset Search and found a data set on e-cigarette use within adults 18 years and older.
My graph shows that the results came out almost even with 53% saying they had tried e-cigarettes and 47% not having so. This data was done in an online survey format with 2,203 respondents. I was surprised to find that a higher percentage of females have tried smoking. For some reason I would expect it to be higher for men.