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repetition

principle of design
 

PATTERNS

What is a pattern?

What number is missing? What was your thinking process?

pattern

Can you predict what numbers are next in the sequence?

sequence

The sequence concept can be applied to something as abstract as color.

If you know the correct order of the elements, you can guess what's missing:

colors

Can you predict what color is next in a sequence?pattern

Here is the process:

1. identify a repeating element. (if RED is the first in the sequence, then sequence element is 4 circles)

2. Now you can break all circles into groups of 4 and compare the elements:

If you understand the sequence, you can guess or predict not just a color of an element, but also its size, shape, and position in a pattern.

Can you fill in the missing elements? How many are missing? Work in your group to figure it out.

See answer here.

Can you predict the next band crossing in this weaving pattern?

Which band goes on the top and which band goes under?

pattern

A key to figuring out the pattern puzzle is to "see" its repeating element (unit) and the logic behind the sequence.

pattern element

Types of patterns

random
random pattern
planned
grid pattern

planned patterns can be:

ROW (linear)

GRID

CENTER / RADIAL

examples
linear
grid
radial

grid patterns can be:

basic

alternating

half drop

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