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Information Design

ARTDES 333 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 50
Instructor(s): Hixson, Steven
Schedule: MonWed 5:30p-7:45p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

In this course, stu­dents learn to select and arrange type for effec­tive leg­i­bil­ity and read­abil­ity, and they enhance their skills for shap­ing ver­bal mes­sages through typo­graphic design. Our ver­bal cul­ture is doc­u­mented and expressed through typog­ra­phy. Stu­dents cre­ate func­tional orga­ni­za­tion of com­plex infor­ma­tion through effec­tive hier­ar­chy and typo­graphic expres­sion. Stu­dents demon­strate an abil­ity to pro­duce refined, sophis­ti­cated infor­ma­tion design that illu­mi­nates the sub­ject and sup­ports the reader/​user expe­ri­ence. Stu­dents exper­i­ment with solu­tions, crit­i­cally ana­lyze the results of their own solu­tions and those of their peers, and make mod­i­fi­ca­tions to their solu­tions based on the cri­tique. Learn­ing is eval­u­ated through pre­sen­ta­tion of the work in class and eval­u­a­tion, moti­va­tion, inspi­ra­tion, and expres­sion. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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