January 10, 2015 in 

When we talk about design, the term “scaling” refers to the proportional relationship between two or more elements. In other words, it’s the size of something in relation to another object or thing. Designers use scaling all the time to create visual balance and hierarchy in their work.

There are a few different types of scaling that are commonly used in design. The first is called object scaling, which is when the size of an object is changed in relation to other objects around it. For example, you might make a small object bigger or a large object smaller to create a certain effect.

The second type of scaling is called perspective scaling. This is when the size of an object is changed in relation to the distance it appears to be from the viewer. Perspective scaling is often used to create the illusion of depth in a design.

Finally, there’s Gestalt scaling, which is when the size of an object is changed in relation to the whole composition. This type of scaling is often used to create a sense of unity or cohesiveness in a design.

Scaling is an important aspect of design for several reasons. First, it allows designers to create consistent visuals across different devices and screen sizes. This is important for creating a cohesive user experience and preventing confusion for users. Second, scaling also allows designers to account for different user interaction methods, such as touch input on mobile devices. This ensures that users can still use and interact with your design in the way you intended, regardless of the device they are using. Finally, scaling also allows designers to create designs that are responsive to different screen sizes and resolutions. This is important for making sure that your design looks good on all devices and doesn’t appear stretched or blurry.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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