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Typography & Information Design

Spiring 2018

 

Introduction to Typography and Information Design

 

 

Using self-generated and existing content, students will learn the essential basic knowledge and skills of typography and information design. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in the prerequisite courses, such as Research, Analysis and Process, and it helps students to learn how to manage contents and create effective communication, balanced with artistic expression.

SYLLABUS

 

 

Week 1 / Jan. 18

 

 

1:00
Welcome

1:30
Review Course Syllabus, My Type Assignment, Reading Assignment, Process Book (RAP Recap), Projects and Introduction Lecture

3:30
Type of Monogram:
Briefing & Discussion 

 
 

Assignments / Requirements

 

My Type

Every week, students will collect 10 great typographic designs. They will pick 3 designs to trace and 1 to recreate using the same tools as the designer used to create the original.

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Process Book

Students are required to create a process book for each assignment and projects.It must be organized according to course/program guidelines and specific format.  

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Reading & Presentation

Readings will be required throughout the semester, giving students critical insight into the history and context of typography and information design. Each week, one or two students will be assigned to present the material to the class.

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Projects

Students will be required to complete four assignments during the semester. Each projects are designed to address specific aspects of typography and information design. Students will continue working on each projects until the end of the semester, and present more than two project at the semester-end review.

 

Type of Monogram

Select a typeface that best represent yourself, and create monogram with your initials. 

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Type of Heraldry

Interview one of your classmate, and create a heraldry that represent who he/she is.

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Type of Tea

Research tea, break it down to data and visualize it charts and diagram. Create a tea brand and design visual identity, packaging and landing page. 

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Data Diary

TBD

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