The gestalt principles of perception – how do they work? How do they explain the fact that we sometimes perceive strange things, and how we can appreciate works of art? In this episode I take a close look at why people see a lot of strange things around them – including me. We’ll see images on lemon slices, on Mars, and on building tops. You might be surprised to learn that these principles are used by website designers, people who work in user experience and the design of user interfaces.
Resources on Gestalt Principles
Here are a few sites which further explain some of the Gestalt principles of organization:
- Why Your Brain Thinks This Picture Shows a Giant, Martian Crab Monster
- “Jesus on toast” just a sign your brain is doing its job
- Here’s the NASA site where you’ll find the “Face On Mars” pictures.
- Here’s a good site which describes the gestalt principles. It’s from the Interaction Design website.