concept of proximity is that related items are grouped together.
Keep them close in a group rather than abucnh of unrelated
or groups of unrelated information should not be close.
several items are close together they become one unit. This
is like life, when several people are close together like
a family. Both have a relationship.
to think about -
- When you create, know
which items are related, then you know which items will
be emphasized and which items will be de-emphasized. Express
that information by grouping it.
- Proximity is just the
matter of being a little more thoughtful, of doing what
is natural, but pushing the envelope a little bit more.
You're most likely already using proximity, but you may
have not been pushing as far as you could to make it really
- Sometimes when grouping
in close proximity you will need to make some changes. These
changes can be the size of type, or their weight, or the
placement of graphics and or text. Remember all text does
not have to be the same size. Some can be smaller or larger.
- Remember that proximity
doesn't mean that everything has to be closer, just visually
connected. The closeness or lack of closeness indicates the relationship.
- Rarely is proximity
the only problem in a project. Look for other problems but
as in any problem, fix one thing at time.
proximity is used to organize.
your eyes and count the groups.
- Too many seperate groups
- Don't center everything
- Don't keep to the corners
- Equal white space
- Creating relationships with
things that don't go together
to Design Index.