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About the Course

This condensed survey course focuses on four key periods or themes from the history of design. 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. 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....

Top reviews

Nov 26, 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.

Dec 4, 2016

Loved it and all the examples the teachers put into it, as well as the organization and evolution of themes. Big thank you to the teacher ladies. I learned a lot and enjoyed the lessons very much.

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By Taneesha

Aug 2, 2018

My favourite of the courses in the Graphic Design Specialisation thus far !

By Ephraim N

Dec 13, 2019

Very interesting and definitely feels like it helps my approach to design.

By Mariagabriella L

Jul 2, 2017

I learned a lot, especially how to research and understand other designers

By Piotr

Jan 28, 2021

I enjoyed this course thoroughly. I'm giving it 5 stars and recommend it.

By Guilherme R P

May 11, 2020

Thank you very much dear teachers. I have loved learning from you!


By Ar. S D

Oct 12, 2020

very interesting course, learned the basic about graphic design history.

By Michelle G

Oct 12, 2017

A very interesting survey with lots of useful and stimulating content.

By Camila D

Nov 10, 2016

A really good course, it even help me with some classes in university!

By Richard B

Oct 29, 2020

You learn a lot about how economics and art can influence each other.

By 朱思超

Aug 14, 2017

great course for designers who have no idea of graphic design history

By CALZO , D A (

Feb 12, 2021

The topic manages properly grasp about the history of graphic design

By Claudia M L T C

Sep 19, 2020

A good way to learn a really quick sum-up of Design's History. Nice!

By John M

Dec 6, 2019

This was a great foundation course to graphic design. I enjoyed it.

By Anastasia O

Jun 25, 2018

Very interesting and thought provoking. I really enjoyed the class!

By Kateryna

Aug 20, 2020

Thank you for the course, I fiord out a lot of useful information.

By Chris

May 18, 2020

Really interesting. Informative videos and great example of works.

By Sooyang K

Mar 12, 2018

This course helps to improve my basic knowledge of graphic design.

By Ellen R

Sep 22, 2020

An informative and enjoyable course! I think my favourite so far!

By Daniela S

Jul 22, 2020

Great Course! Would have loved a couple of more weeks of content.

By Anand V

Jun 27, 2018

The design created in past really create ideas for present trend

By David A V D S

Apr 25, 2018

Wow! that was a new experience for a designer like me. Good job!

By Aurangzeb H

Jul 18, 2020

Excellent course, lovely teachers and great platform... COUSERA

By Camille R

May 3, 2020

Harder than the previous ones but very interesting nonetheless!

By benjamin g

Mar 9, 2019

Great look into graphic design and how history affects design.

By Valentina C

Oct 6, 2016

Great course! Interesting & very well put together. Thank you!