Waves and Tusi

Spirals and Moire


Animated Artwork

Depth and Gestalt

Peripheral Vision



                  Welcome to Illusion Centrale

You will find some mind boggling illusions here that demonstrate how seeing is not always believing, presented in ways that entertain and intrigue. Some are old, some are new and all have been created at the University of Sunderland's Design Centre using an approach known as Visually Directed Design.
The illusions link visual knowledge with the design process, and are grouped in the broad categories shown on the left. They can be viewed on pc, tablet or phone with best viewing on an ipad or pc using the Firefox browser. Simply click on a category heading, select and then with music by Jim Pickard -enjoy!

Michael Pickard and Gurpreet Singh
                                            Sunderland University