Visual Design

Design Academy Visual Design
1-5 hours
Explore the elements of visual design: space, point, line, shape, form, value, texture, and color.

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Think like a designer: Use the elements of visual design

The elements of design are the foundation to all visual imagery. Elements include space, point, line, shape, form, value, texture and color.  Get to know the key elements of visual design by exploring them in a 3D environment.


Get creative with design in class

Use the Visual Design app to explore the elements and principles of design such as balance, emphasis, rhythm, unity, proportion, contrast, continuation, and economy.  You will use the elements and principles in everything you design—buildings, physical products, animations, and more!


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Explore the elements of visual design: space, point, line, shape, form, value, texture, and color.

Project Assets

  • Starter 21.83 MB
  • Lesson Plan 34.23 MB
  • Autodesk Aesthetics and Design Web 19.91 MB


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Hello, we've added the Visual Design app files as a download to this project so you can run it on a PC. To use the app on a PC, you will need to download the unity player ( This app is also available on the iTunes App Store as an iPad app.'s picture

From the pictures on this project, there seems to be some kind of program I should be able to run on a PC for students to see beside PDF files. I see the files for the folder "MACOSX", but it does not work and I'm thinking it is for the Mac system.
Did I miss downloading something or was it removed from the site ?

justin.welbourne's picture

This used to run on a PC. Now it doesn't. I used to use this in my classes. Now I can't. Not Happy. Does anyone know how this can be made to run on windows?

Kathy Blankenship's picture

I've downloaded Unity, but I don't seem to be able to access the software to run on my PC.

Kathy Blankenship
Chris Bryan's picture

I have used this app for several years on my mac as well as ipad. As teacher this has been very helpful. Now neither work. What might be the issue?

Chris Bryan
Николай Казанин's picture

Please update this app in iTunes App Store, don’t work with new iPadOS.