What is the aperture device?
The aperture (square) device is a component of the University’s design system. It is a flexible viewing portal or window for visual content.
The purpose of the aperture is to direct the viewer’s attention to a specific topic that is the focus of a document or piece of communication.
You must use one aperture or one set of focus marks in your design.
While the most straight-forward use of the aperture is as a simple square, they may be arranged right next to each other or layered to create a myriad of layouts. They may also sit on an angle of 15°, -15°, 30° or -30° to create a dynamic layout.
Guidelines are provided for assistance with using apertures, including:
- Appropriate use within the University design system
- Page layout
- Size and angles of rotation
- Colour use
- Examples of aperture use
- Using the focus marks and aperture together
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