In this course, critique is defined as a detailed, objective analysis of a work of graphic design and its effectiveness. Critique is an integral part of the making process for designers: it’s not just how we determine if a work of design is or is not successful, it’s how we move our work forward. Critique is also where other voices and opinions can be brought into the design process.
The Language of Design: Form and MeaningCalifornia Institute of the Arts
About this Course
What you will learn
Recall and explain a lexicon of key terms relating to form, meaning, and audience, and apply them successfully within an appraisal of graphic design
Establish and articulate criteria for successful outcomes in a design project that are not limited by personal taste.
Employ various ways of talking about visual form, meaning, and context for a given work of design in an objective way.
Develop an ability to engage with a work of design in an objective way.
Skills you will gain
- Visual Communication
- Graphic Design
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week 1: Course Orientation and Overview
Week 1: Audience/Context/Culture
Week 2: Basics of Form
Week 3: Meaning and Concept
Week 4: Synthesis: Critique and Effective Design
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE LANGUAGE OF DESIGN: FORM AND MEANING
It was well structured and every video, quiz and peer review helped the concepts and teachings really sink in. With that being said, I'm definitely going to take the course again and again and again
It is a good course to build your critiquing skills and be properly able to understand the intention behind certain design decisions, if a bit simplistic.
I learnt a lot about form in design and the terminology about visual hierarchy, shape and contrast etc. The course was very helpful.
Overall the course is well designed in terms of broad and depth. However. although the course does not have any prerequisite, it is a little bit challenging for the beginner in graphic design.
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