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This condensed survey course focuses on four key periods or themes from the history of design in the West. Together we’ll trace the emergence of design as a recognized practice, why things look the way they do, and how designers approached specific design problems in their work. Students will develop an understanding of where the wide variety of today’s design practice comes from. By participating in this survey of the works of innovative groups and individuals, we outline the process by which graphic design moved from a purely instrumental practice, to becoming a demanding creative and hybridized field. Each week, a short quiz will test your knowledge of concepts, and a short reflective assignment will give you the opportunity to analyze the questions designers ask themselves today. This is an essential course for emerging designers entering the field, or for students interested in learning more about visual culture and analysis. No previous experience is required. A note about this course: This course is taught from the perspective of contemporary design, to connect ideas that helped formulate design practice from the 1850s through the 1960s to the ways that designers think today. The relationship of words and pictures in graphic design is looked at through the ever-changing social and cultural contexts, technologies, aesthetics, and politics of their eras. The definition and practice of graphic design includes all public visual communications, which is a global practice. It was the evolution of mass production and communication in the West that specifically redefined graphic design as a professional practice and is this course’s particular narrative. We hope students will consider how to connect the themes and ideas offered in this course to your own culture....

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26 nov. 2016

Its been a great course, many info and points that are fantastic in the learning or adding new knowledge always. I will always recommend this course for those who want to know more and learn design.


21 mars 2022

I was a little bit nervous about this course, I always hated History in school, but surprisingly this was very good! I enjoyed it! The assignments were easy to understand and managebale to complete.

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par Jyotishikha B

10 juin 2020

Very useful part of learning graphic designing!

par Haider A

16 juin 2017

Very informative and a truly remarkable course.

par Ashima T

30 sept. 2020

Amazing experimental course I enrolled so far.

par Gustavo P

26 sept. 2016

Excellent teachers, course and specialization.


1 nov. 2021

Es un curso muy interesante. ¡Felicitaciones!

par Famke Q

6 mai 2021

Really interesting and well organized course!

par Abdullah B G

3 sept. 2020

Amazing journey, learned allot of new things.

par Mr. C k c

31 août 2020

Great! I learn so much at the course! Thanks!

par Polina

10 nov. 2016

Super cours ! It is very interesting ! enjoy!

par Hien N

19 oct. 2021

Would be great to have more female examples.

par Sol R

9 juil. 2017

Excelente curso! muy completo e interesante!

par JOSE P

23 juil. 2021

muy bueno y rico en informacion y contenido

par Bambang P

3 déc. 2019

this is really great, small bites at a time


1 oct. 2020

great course, full of information and fun!

par Haidar A

30 janv. 2021

super helpful and relevant to all levels

par Laura H

19 juin 2020

Enthusiastic teachers and solid material

par Justyna B

5 sept. 2019

Very interesting and informative course!

par Chris M

11 mars 2021

Great teachers and interesting topics!

par Thiruvikraman S

1 oct. 2019


par Rebecca K

29 août 2016

Very informative and full of fun facts

par Stewart G

7 août 2020

Well taught and valuable information.

par Muhammad U

18 févr. 2020

I would really recommend this course!

par Rinzn J

18 août 2016

its really an awesome course for all.

par Daniel D

10 juil. 2016

Great course!! Thank you, Coursera!!!

par David K

12 mai 2021

very informative and inspirational.