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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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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.


8 juil. 2022

Wonderful introduction to the history of graphic design. The course emphasize main ideas of 20th century deisgners and provides you with additional information to enable you to do your own research.

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par Jay N P

17 août 2020

Good Course for learning the History of Graphic Designing. And also to take inspiration from it by understanding the meaning conveyed and how.

par Clara

27 juil. 2016

it gives a good understanding of graphic design evolution from post second WW to contemporary time. Very focused on American design.

par AJ

22 déc. 2022

It was interesting to learn about the history of graphic design, however, I would have loved to go back further into history.

par Egle

1 sept. 2016

Really interesting and useful. Although some more information about the more post-modern approaches would be also great.

par Tigran G

12 nov. 2017

All was very good, but if after every video put a little quiz it will be better to understand and remember the material

par Nene W

22 févr. 2017

I learnt quite alot about design luminaries. Would prefer if it was truely global but still a very interesting course

par Joy S

1 oct. 2018

I am not into art. Nevertheless, this class and the others in this specialty were surprisingly interesting.

par Vijayasundaram M

28 févr. 2017

The course was well structured; and provided opportunity to seek and learn more on the topics dicussed

par Ibrahim N

18 juil. 2016

Too example based course but indeed very interesting for exploring the ages of graphic design hitory

par Kolya K

30 mars 2018

Great Course, got lot of knowledge. A little short and required to continuing studying on your own.

par Camila L

11 janv. 2017

I would like to have more materials. See more work, read/listen about more design movements.

par Christine

21 juin 2016

Excellent presentation, engaging content, interesting and relevant assignments and quizes.

par Lucas B V

7 août 2020

O curso é muito bom, particularmente os dois primeiros módulos são bastante instrutivos.

par Nicholas S H

6 mai 2019

I would like to know about how graphic design occurred in non-US or European countries.

par Virginia L

17 nov. 2017

I love the examples, the theory behind without being too didactic. It could be longer

par E. C C

6 avr. 2017

Solid, if minimal introduction to some points from the History of Graphic Design.

par Louise O

7 juin 2020

I found this course very interesting! I loved learning where it all started.

par Aishwarya V

8 déc. 2016

Great content. There is a lot to learn from this course. Excellent lectures.

par Amor S

15 oct. 2019

If there are some recommendation for reading, it would be better.

par Nicole S

24 mai 2018

Good course, wish had more time to get a big picture perspective.

par Julie C

17 mai 2021

Overall content was good but assignments often lacked clarity

par Olena T

29 juin 2017

The course is informative and develops analysis skills.

par Aldair A I L

24 oct. 2022

Me ayudó bastante a poner en practica mi creatividad

par Robert D

4 févr. 2021

A good introduction to the history of graphic design