DES2101: Principles of Design

3 CreditsField StudyOnline Available

This course introduces visual presentation skills for designers and will include documentation of the design process. Students are taught fundamental 2D visual presentation skills as applied to a series of design projects. In the process of learning these visual design skills, students will rely on and develop a working knowledge of specific Adobe software applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign as well as presentation software (Google Slides). The course is taught in two components. There will be lectures that address specific design presentation topics (visual hierarchy, typography, color theory). There are also labs/demonstrations/exercises for students to practice specific tools and work on their design projects. As the assignments will involve a series of small design challenges, students will have experience generating ideas, developing these ideas using specific software, and using these concepts to practice both presentation and critique skills.

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