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Derek_C

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In Chapter 6 you say the Principle of Connection usually trumps the principles of Proximity and similarity, but not Enclosure.  Is there a widely accepted ranking of these principles, in the spirit of Cleveland's Hierarchy? I made a start on such a ranking below, but I'd rather not conduct a personal program of experiments if the literature already contains a well-regarded answer.

1         Enclosure
2         Connection
3         Proximity
3         Similarity
?         Closure
?         Continuity


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Derek,

I suspect that someone has researched this and produced a hierarchy, but I'm not aware of the work offhand. My statement that connectedness trumps proximity and similarity was derived from Colin Ware's work, especially his book Information Visualization: Perception for Design. My statement that connection does not trump enclosure is based on my own observation, rather than experimental research.

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I think the ranking of these principles can not be accpeted, can u suggest another :-?

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Without research to back it up, which appears to be lacking, any ranking of these principles based on their relative perceptual strength would be meaningless.

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