Screen design: A dynamic symmetry grid based approach

Eugene Ch'ng, David Chek Ling Ngo

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This paper extends the study of dynamic symmetry as a screen layout technique. Research in the past was based on manually designed screens with minimal software support. This paper formulates the manual process into algorithms. Empirical results based on the study are presented. One study reformats user proposed layouts automatically while the other employs system grid interaction with users during design-time. Analysis of viewer selections yielded an average of 67.86 and 73.33% for those preferring dynamic symmetry screens over the originals. These experiments showed that incorporating dynamic symmetry into screen design tools can affect user's perception on interface aesthetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamic symmetry
  • Grids
  • Screen aesthetics
  • Screen design
  • System of proportion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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