Symmetry refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. A geometric shape or object is symmetric if it can be divided into two or more identical pieces that are arranged in an organized fashion.

The Math Behind the Beauty, Order and Symmetry

The concept of visual order is based in gestalt psychological theory, an early 20th-century German theory that proposes that the human brain has innate organizing tendencies that “structure individual elements, shapes or forms into a coherent, organized whole.The German word gestalt translates into “form,” “pattern,” or “shape” in English. Visual hierarchy refers to the arrangement or presentation of elements in a way that implies importance. In other words, visual order and symmetry influences the order in which the human eye perceives what it sees. This order is created by the visual contrast between forms in a field of perception. Objects with highest contrast to their surroundings are recognized first by the human mind. The term visual order or visual hierarchy is used in visual arts fields, notably so within the field of graphic design and photography. Order and Symmetry state of mathematical perfection.