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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....

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Nov 27, 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 05, 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 Maike G

Oct 06, 2016

Really informative and interestingly conveyed. Thank you.

By Tatiana M

Jun 16, 2019

A very informative course with plenty of great examples.

By Ampol A

Dec 26, 2017

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By Daniela P S

Apr 09, 2020

Muy interesante aprender un poco de historia del diseño

By Supriya R

Jan 02, 2020

Loved taking this course! Was explained extremely well.

By Angel D M G

Apr 03, 2020

Great, but some problems with low audio in some videos

By Maya R

May 20, 2019

Very nice overview over the history of graphic design!

By Joel A

Sep 08, 2016

This course is superb! Thank you for offering it here.

By Peter S

Aug 07, 2016

Love the class a lot of great information and history.

By Vlada S

Aug 02, 2020

Great course! I enjoyed it so much, very interesting.


Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for giving us another aspect of this field.

By Tudor C G

Apr 17, 2019

Useful information and a guide to further reading

By Andre M O

Aug 28, 2016

the first module root grows the tree (history) GD

By Qamar A A

Oct 26, 2018

I really like to say thanks to my teachers here.

By Sanskriti A

Sep 01, 2020

Amazing course! Gives you a lot of information.

By Jyotishikha B

Jun 10, 2020

Very useful part of learning graphic designing!

By Haider A

Jun 16, 2017

Very informative and a truly remarkable course.

By Ashima T

Oct 01, 2020

Amazing experimental course I enrolled so far.

By Gustavo P

Sep 26, 2016

Excellent teachers, course and specialization.

By Abdullah B G

Sep 03, 2020

Amazing journey, learned allot of new things.

By Mr. C k c

Aug 31, 2020

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

By Polina

Nov 10, 2016

Super cours ! It is very interesting ! enjoy!

By Sol R

Jul 09, 2017

Excelente curso! muy completo e interesante!

By Bambang P

Dec 04, 2019

this is really great, small bites at a time


Oct 01, 2020

great course, full of information and fun!