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Design 1: Visual Design

Course Code EMSD-704
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

In this hands-on course, students will be introduced to the basic principles of visual design in two and three-dimensional media, and become familiar with the software tools used for digital design, imaging and reproduction

Students will: 

  • Learn to identify and create a clear statement of the purpose of a project 
  • Be able to discuss the basic principles of colour and form in a composition 
  • Develop the ability to sketch or diagram a concept, using pencil, mouse and/or CAD 
  • Learn to assess the effectiveness of a design solution in terms of form and function 
  • Learn and apply best practices that lead to the creation of a satisfying and successful design solution 
  • Explore interface challenges and identify the reasons for the success of the most user friendly solutions 
  • Undertake design assignments and submit them for peer review