This week I decided to go back over constructivism after touching on it again in class.
Constructivism refers to the eye movement of the viewer and the resulting images constructed by viewing them in this manner.
This theory can work well to direct the viewers attention or guide them through a graphic. The viewers eyes must constantly move through the graphic to focus and consume each part of it.
Constructivism is often used in web pages such as news websites to direct the viewers attention to certain components over others.
Placing the least important aspect of a graphic in the center would not draw in the viewers attention. By placing the aspect with the most weight in the graphic in the center, the viewers eye would be drawn into the image and then subsequently to the other aspects of the image such as title etc.