A Mindbending Look Into Optical Illusions [Animated Infographic]

by . September 22nd, 2015

Optical illusions are perhaps one of the more underutilized tools of visual design.

Art isn’t the only field where optical illusions could be used. Design disciplines from furniture-making to architecture to graphic design are areas where optical illusions have been used for practical effect.

Optical illusions have been a known phenomenon for at least a few thousand years, with the oldest conjectured example being from the Paleolithic period. But it’s only recently that we have had an idea of how exactly these illusions work.

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Have you used optical illusions in your designs? 


Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.