Week 2 – Applying visual design principles to mockups

create high-fidelity designs and prototypes in figma week 2 quiz answers

Test your knowledge on emphasis and hierarchy

1. A designer develops a website for a local bakery and wants to direct users to its online ordering page. They add a bright orange “Place an Order” button to the homepage with a white background. What visual weight variable did the designer incorporate in the app?

  • Motion
  • Color
  • Size
  • Image

2. When deciding what to emphasize in your design, what key questions should you ask? Select all that apply.

  • How frequently should I include the emphasis?
  • Where should I place the secondary sections?
  • Where do I want to draw the user’s attention?
  • What are the user’s goals?

3. Hierarchy is important in UX design because it makes clear to the user _____ and what action to take.

  • where to focus first
  • where to find the homepage
  • what is least important
  • what needs the least attention

4. Which of the following is an example of hierarchy?

  • A website’s homepage that opens up with a large image at the top and, as users scroll down the page, the other like images gradually become smaller.
  • A website’s navigation bar alternates between different colors for each subject
  • A website that features a consistent color scheme
  • A website’s homepage adds bold color to the heading text

Test your knowledge on scale and proportion

5. Which visual design principle is used to explain the size relationship between a given element and the other elements in a design?

  • Containment
  • Proportion
  • Scale
  • Emphasis

6. If a designer reviews the navigation bar on a mockup and considers replacing one of the five icons, which visual design elements will best help them keep the design consistent and balanced? Select all that apply.

  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Emphasis
  • Hierarchy

7. Fill in the blank: If one element in your proportionate design increases in size, then the other elements should _____.

  • stay the same size so the original elements stay proportionate
  • also increase in size at the same rate in order to remain proportionate
  • shrink in size to place emphasis on the resized element
  • move in the design to prevent any potential crowding

Test your knowledge on unity and variety

8. A design team builds a prototype for a local farm’s website. They incorporate a consistent color scheme, complementary fonts, and consistent spacing in the design. What visual design principle is this an example of?

  • Variety
  • Unity
  • Hierarchy
  • Proportion

9. If used effectively, variety can create visual interest and break up monotony. Which example is the best use of variety?

  • Add emojis to the end of each sentence in a social media post
  • Apply an orange background to normal weather events on a weather app
  • Use different colors from the brand’s color palette in a website’s background
  • Apply bold text to all content on a webpage

Test your knowledge of Gestalt Principles

10. Which Gestalt Principle states that elements that are close together appear to be more related compared to elements spaced farther apart?

  • Common region
  • Proximity
  • Similarity

11. Consider the following scenario:

Emile is creating an app that lets people rent bicycles. Users can check in, check out, and pay for their rental with it. Emile wants users to associate the brand color—vermillion red—with the check-out process by indicating successful progress with check marks in this color. Emile wants to make buttons, such as “Next” and “Complete Order” to follow the same theme. Which Gestalt principle is this comparable to?

  • Similarity
  • Common region
  • Proximity
  • Visual balance

12. The closure principle describes that when a user looks at an incomplete object, they subconsciously complete the image in their mind to see the whole, completed object. Which of the following graphics best depicts the closure principle?





13. A design team wants to add a new, secret page on their app that only observant users will be able to find. They only want to change one element of the current design. Which visual design strategy would best allow them to adjust just one element of the current design and draw visual attention to the secret page?

  • Asymmetry
  • Proximity
  • Symmetry
  • Common region

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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