A design that gives elements a sense of sameness using rules for structure or look and feel.
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What is Unity in Design?
John Spacey, updated on
Unity is the design principle that you give elements the same structure, rules or look. The goal is to create something that feels like a consistent whole with each element in harmony. Unity is often presented as a tradeoff with variety but this is a false dichotomy as a design can have both as in the artwork Tulpenfelder by Vincent Willem Gogh (above).
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