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The perception of a sensed source as  nearby or far away (can be applied to sound, vision, and touch). In visual design, this is usually referred to as <a href="../49/proximity/">proximity</a> (according to Gestalt theory), especially when applied to the arrangement of items in an enclose space, like an interface or poster design. <em>Distance</em> is more commonly referred to physical separation. <strong>Examples:</strong> <ul> <li>As an <strong>auditory cue</strong>, distance can be created using volume and distortion.</li> <li>As a <strong>visual cue</strong>, distance (or depth) is created by using perspective, shadows, opacity, and size.</li> <li>As a <strong>haptic cue</strong>, this might be an interface being able to detect how close an finger is from the screen. The <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/touchless-touch-screen-gives-you-control-without-contact-video/" target="_blank">Samsung cell phones allowed for touchless gestures (also known as "hover touch" or "floating touch")</a> by allowing a hovering finger to interact with a screen. Useful if a user was wearing a glove and still wanted to interact with their phone.</li> </ul> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jCAtRNiYBmI" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <h5>Analysis</h5> <strong>Orientational:</strong> Distance in sound &amp; vision perception is orientational because it creates a sense of space or environment for people. Ex: Someone might see a house in the distance and hear a car loudly as it passes by. Distance is often related to <a href="direction">direction</a>, one can also detect from what direction something is coming from through sight or sound. <strong>Metaphorical:</strong> Distance creates the illusion of space that might not necessarily be there. It has the potential to create an environment when there is none. Doppler effect caused by direction &amp; distance <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/h4OnBYrbCjY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>

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