Screen design with dynamic symmetry: A discovery

David Chek Ling Ngo, Eugene Ch'ng

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Hambidge's study of Greek art convinced him that the secret of the beauty of Greek design was in the conscious utilization of dynamic symmetry - the law of natural design based upon the symmetry of growth in man and in plants. While our study of dynamic symmetry that underlies 150 real screens shows an unmistakable use of plan schemes of the proportioning system in 61% of them, few adhere absolutely to it. Nevertheless, the evidence leads to the conclusion that layout was probably approximated by designers of great native ability whose sense of form is highly developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-322
Number of pages16
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamic symmetry
  • Screen aesthetics
  • Screen design
  • Systems of proportion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Psychology (all)


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