Design Principles Animation

You will create an Adobe Animation at least 120 frames long (12FPS) that shows two opposing DESIGN PRINCIPLES, the first design principle transforming into the second one. You can choose:

  • BALANCE/EMPHASIS — Mostly about positioning and layout of elements
  • HARMONY/CONTRAST — Largely about colors: do they blend in harmony or are they contrasting?

If you were in a painting class, the instructor would ask you to create one painting that shows Harmony, and a second painting showing Contrast. But we’re working with an Animation program. Therefore you will make one Animation that shows two different Design Principles — one at the beginning of the animation, the other at the end.(Your animation will NOT Loop.)

Don’t just make meaningless shapes. CREATE AN ACTUAL SCENE. Demonstrate the Flash/Animate skills you’ve already learned.


  • Graphic Symbols with Classic Tweens
  • Shapes with Shape Tweens
  • Transitions
  • Properties