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Gestalt Principles Applied To UX Design



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Harrison Wheeler A common adage in the product design world is “don’t make users think”. It can be a challenging goal to achieve, but what if I told you, getting there could be easier? Gestalt theory implies that the mind understands the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Simply put, our mind will always try to make order out of chaos. The Gestalt theory is guided by 5 principles — Proximity, Similarity, Continuation, Closure, and Figure/Ground. Proximity When an individual