If you are looking for a few examples of ambiguous figures, this site will meet your needs. However, there is no experiment or activity associated with the site.
Type of Material:
A brief text-based description and several illustrations.
May be used as an adjunct to a more in-depth discussion of Gestalt Principles and ambiguous figures.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goal of this website is to introduce the idea that ambiguous visual figures can provide a method for studying the relationship between 'parts' and 'the whole' in perceptual organization.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate Psychology students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
College-level reading ability required.
Evaluation and Observation
The site teases the student's curiosity by mentioning that ambiguous figures can be used to explore the relationship of 'parts' and 'wholes'. However, there is no pursuit of the relevance to Gestalt Psychology, and no attempt to relate the ambiguous figures to this debate. This site may not be an effective means of facilitating an understanding of perceptual organization.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site provides several illustrations of ambiguous figures, and could be useful if used in conjunction with additional background and explanatory discussion.
See prior comments.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Text only. The information is sparse and incomplete.