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prof. for visual communication~~hmkw.de
¬ Berlin, Germany
Dear reader~viewer, currently, I am doing basic research about spatial arrangements (layout, compositions) for graphic design. I am experimenting with the automation of this task using the computer. I am also checking out machine learning techniques. Here is one recent result:
Müller-Rockmann: Grid Rhythms is a tool to generate layouts as/with rhythms. This is also a playful way to obtain data to train an artificial neural networks (it is a pattern in data finder) that would re-generate new, preferred layouts.
This simple example clearly shows that layout is about relations. Shouldn’t our design tools take this into account? Think of a layout tool like this:
Since long, artists and designers are preoccupied with the expressiveness of compositions. In Point and Line to Plane (Kandinsky 1947 ) writes: “The ‘above’ gives the impression of a great looseness, a feeling of lightness, of emancipation and, finally, of freedom. […] The effect of ‘below’ is completely contrary: condensation, heaviness, constraint.” He even provides an algorithm – here is my computational interpretation:
(This will be the opener for an article about the generation of layouts with a “spatial feeling”.)
Departing from a very specific question: Do our eyes wander along a swoosh, like the one from the Nike logo and do we therefore find this “dynamic”? – I conducted a small eye tracking study:
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