ARTD 2010

Graphic Design Thinking

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Studio Hours: 5
  • Grading Basis: Student Option
  • Course Type: Lab & Lecture | both required
  • Campus: Main Campus

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes::
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

Instructors Teaching ARTD 2010

Michelle Hoch Henningsen

Michelle Hoch Henningsen

Adjunct Teaching Professor, Graphic Design + Design Thinking