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Exam 1

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Exam 1 DSN 173

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DSN 173 _ Exam1 Design Basics 1. Design psychology is the application of theories of psychology to the ______ of objects and space. 2. The process of sensing our environment through touch, taste, sound, sight, and smell is known as ______. 3. The way we interpret sensations and make sense of everything around us in known as _______. 4. _______ is the sensory experience of movement. 5. The study of human behavior and well-being in relation to the socio- physical environment is known as _______. 6. Consumer behavior studies the getting, using and ______ of products and services. The Elements of Design 1. An object with no distinctive shape is known as _______. 2. What type of shape is perceived as feminine and unifying? 3. The term “form” can be applied to any ______ dimensional object. 4. An object with a shape that appears human-like is described as ______. 5. What type of line is perceived as restful or has a lack of motion? 6. ______ is the surface quality of an item that can be seen or felt. 7. What type of line is perceived as solid and formal? 8. What type of shape is perceived as energetic, yet formal? 9. What type of line is perceived as humanizing, soft, and graceful? 10. A shape that has characteristics similar to that of an animal is ______. 11. A line is a ______ dimensional stroke that is greater in length than in ______. 12. A line is created by movement and thus suggest _______. 13. A shape can be created by an outline or by change in color or value which define the objects ______. 14. Mass is considered the weight of an object whereas ______ is considered the quantity of the object. 15. What type of line is perceived as having action and movement? 16. The height difference between high and low areas of texture is called ______. 17. The distance at which we view an object affects our ability to see its _______. 18. ‘Wear and Tear’ is considered to be reflecting the design element of ________. 19. Our attitude changes as the element of time affects our _______. The Principles of Design 1. What type of color is perceived as heavy weight and with more mass? 2. In ______ balance, elements are arranged around a central point. 3. _______ relates to the size of objects as they are compared to each other. 4. The proportioning system invented by the Ancient Greeks is called the _______ Mean. 5. _______ relates to the size of objects against a measurable scale. 6. The terms used to describe the “visual weight” of elements in relation to space or composition is _______. 7. Proportion is relative; always in reference to _______. 8. Several different design elements all used together provides _______. 9. Which type of scale relates to how objects are designed to fit people? 10. Like shapes, repeated in the same position on either side of a central axis, is known as ______ balance. 11. The principles of design are the methods in which to ______ the elements. 12. When all parts of a composition are in agreement, there is _______. 13. What type of texture is perceived as formal and high style? 14. A series of items and motifs placed in a regular progression of steps is known as ______. 15. A type of rhythm in which identical items or motifs are placed in a specific repeating order is known as ______. Gestalt Principles 1. Emphasis and focal points can be created by the use of a/an _______. 2. The Gestalt Principles of _______ happens when objects share visual characteristics. 3. We use the principle of _______ when we perceive a partial object by filling in missing information. 4. The whole is greater than the sum of its _______. 5. We see objects as belonging together when they are placed close together. This is the theory of _______. 6. The eye is compelled to move through an object according to the principle of ________. 7. The concept of figure and ground allows us to differentiate an object from its _______. Visual Illusions 1. The _______ component of the perceptual process occurs when we try to apply meaning to what we are seeing. 2. The behavioral theory of _______ based on the human need to survive and get along with the world. 3. The phi phenomenon is an optical illusion of apparent _______. 4. When our brain misinterprets sensory information, we experience _______. 5. The Mueller-Lye illusion occurs when we misjudge the _______ of identical lines due to added content. 6. The Brunswick _______ model of perception describes how we tend to “focus” stimuli from the environment into meaning. 7. _______ is a term that is used to describe emotion or feeling. 8. The _______ component of the perceptual process occurs when we make a judgment about what we are seeing. 9. ________ of vision is when an image stays on our retina briefly allowing us to relate it to the next image. 10. The Ebbinghaus illusion occurs when we misjudge the _______ of identical objects due to the size of surrounding objects. 11. A term used to describe thinking or brain processes is called ________. 12. The image we see plus it’s ________ is the true stimulus. Color and Light 1. The small spectrum of the visual spectrum lies in the middle of the larger _______ spectrum. 2. The absence of color is _______. 3. The visual perception process requires three components: light, ______, and eye 4. ______ color combinations cause the most irritating vibration to the eye. 5. How we associate colors with feelings and emotions is based on personal, cultural, socio-economic/occupation, and _______ influences. 6. Energy reaching us in the form of light waves of visible color is called _______ color. 7. ________ is the phenomenon that occurs when a color looks different under different sources of light. 8. Blue and yellow make green in the _______ color system. 9. Dogs and honey bees see _______, but not in the same range as humans. 10. In the additive color system, all color combined produce _______. 11. Color can exist without _______. 12. Pantone’s “Colors of the Year” for 2016 could be categorized as ________ and ________. Color and Emotion 1. We associate emotions with colors because we are influenced by culture, gender, and _______. 2. In the scientific color study presented in class, it was found that the color ______ was the only ‘focused’ color as it was reflected in only one quadrant. 3. Color associations such as blue is for boys and red is for the girls are ______ associations. 4. In the scientific color study presented in class, it was found that the majority of participants associated the color yellow with _______.


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