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One of the main reasons related to the 'Gestalt principles' Law of Proximity Objects near each other tend to be grouped together. Law of Similarity Similar items tend to be grouped together. Law of Closure Objects grouped together are seen as a whole. Law of Continuity Lines are seen as following the smoothest path. Law of Common Region Items in similar ...


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There are two related reasons, I believe for this: Relationship and connection. When things are aligned, we see then as connected and related. Nature does give us the guidance for things that are related and connected in other ways, but often by a degree of alignment or similarity. In UX terms, we indicate the relationships between items by positioning and ...


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Jay's answer is correct, this occurs as a result of Gestalt processing. I will address your comment that: No response actually brings light on why we prefer things to be aligned, only the realization of such fact (for example, Gestalt principle). But first I will say that I believe this assumption is wrong: Nothing in nature is "aligned". Many ...


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The more common psychological and probably everyday use of the term closure refers to a desire for information that may resolve an issue or situation (e.g., see closure psychology). I think that the form of closure you describe comes from the Gestalt school of psychology. To quote the wikipedia article on Gestalt Psychology regarding Law of closure: ...



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