Introduction to graphic design and design thinking through exploration and application of design elements and principles, tools, techniques, and terminology of Graphic Design. Introduction to design history, visual communications theory, and critical thinking. Development of oral, visual, and cognitive communication/presentation and conceptualization skills.
Fall, Spring. Non-Graphic Design majors only. Extra fee.
DESIGN LANGUAGE & CONTEXTS // Analyze and classify visual correlations between an image and form through the examination of communicative properties in visual messages
CONCEPTS & IDEAS // Develop conceptual skills to inquire, interpret and illustrate an idea for an unknown audience via empathetic and iterative processes through visual thinking of sketching and prototyping
COLLABORATION // Develop skills in team building, collaboration, storytelling, and intervention design while tackling integrated problems
TECHNOLOGICAL // Demonstrate basic knowledge of graphic design related tools for the application of practices and processes
ARTICULATION // Apply both verbal and visual presentation skills. Research, debate, and critique historical, political, economic and cultural creative work through examining visual literacy
Course Textbook ::
Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming by Ellen Lupton