ARTICLE SUMMARY: When you think about it, the brain is the most complex organ of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior.

As designers we know that we can see a fragmented picture and the brain will fill in the missing parts and present a completed picture. That is known as “The Law of Closure“.

The Law of Closure: Designing for Perception” written by Inchara Prasad is a look at how the brain works and how we can take advantage of the Gestalt Principles in our designs. Inchara talks about

  • Breaking Down the Law of Closure
  • Law of Closure and UX
  • Difficulties and Limitations

The impact The Law of Closure can have on design can be significant, product categories presented as individual elements rather than visually connected may cause users to struggle to understand the structure and hierarchy, leading to confusion and decreased usability.

Inchara Prasad reminds us that “The Law of Closure is a fundamental design principle that helps us make sense of the visual world around us. By understanding and applying this principle, designers can create more engaging and user-friendly experiences that resonate with users on a deeper level.” This is what we designers strive for.

This article is well worth reading, let us know what you think in the comments.