Information Design

DES 320

Keywords and Themes

Information Design
Timeline Visualization
Map Design

Course Description

dES 320: Information Design

A sequence focusing on concept development and solutions for communication design problems. History, theoretical approaches, critical readings, group and individual critiques, and written assignments support visual design exploration. This is the first course in a sequence of two: DES 320 and DES 321.

DES 320: Focus is placed on the narrative and information structures, Historical context and ethical design concerns are addressed. These courses require that students furnish a laptop computer that meets the departmental standards in terms of hardware and software (see departmental website for requirements). Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the third year by Sophomore Portfolio Review