Definitions for "Principles of Design"
Unity, variety, contrast, repetition, balance, and pattern, for example, in the use of the elements of dance, drama, music, or visual arts. Application of the principles of design in the creative process determines an artwork's form.
Balance, proportion, emphasis, and rhythm; these components are arranged to produce desired effects.
the ways in which the elements of art are arranged; concepts that help to explain the relationships of the elements of design to each other and to the total composition (e.g. balance, tension, focus, rhythm, movement, proportion, emphasis, pattern, unity, variety)