Reasons for designing a game about Visual Language

We note that: Images (moving and still) are an increasingly important…


square like

Square like Constructing elements from the shape of a square. The result gives…


triangle like

Triangle like Constructing elements with triangular corner points as an…


circle like

Circle like Constructing elements with the shape of a circle as an underlying…


wrinkling | kreukelen

Wrinkling The form loses its original shape. Ridges formed by the shrinking or…


descending | afdalend

Descending The overall movement in the image seems to go downwards, as if…


ascending | opstijgend

Ascending Elements going up, rising or moving towards the sky. Seemingly…


scattering | strooiend

Scattering Elements unevenly distributed over a large area. Disseminated…


enclosing | omsluitend

Enclosing Surrounding or closing in around something else. To confine an object…


sheltering | beschuttend

Sheltering Element(s) that cover or afford protection to other elements…


hanging | hangend

Hanging Element(s) being sustained vertically towards the ground with the lower…


supporting | steunend

Supporting An element ensures that another element will not fall due to…


piling | stapelen

Piling Placing elements vertically one on top of the other. Creating a mass in…


Rule of odds | oneven aantallen

Rules of odds An uneven number of elements is more challenging for the eye. Odd…


rule of thirds | regel van derde

Rule of thirds Putting the focus of the image at the confluence of the…


overall | totaal

Over all composition All elements are of equal value. There is no order in the…


central | centraal

Central composition A mixture of horizontals, verticals and sometimes diagonals…


pyramidal | pyramidaal

Pyramidal composition Elements are arranged according to an invisible (or…