Ideas from the History of Graphic Design

This course is part of a Specialization (series of courses) called Graphic Design.

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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Rating 4.6 based on 159 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $79
From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Instructors Louise Sandhaus, Lorraine Wild
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Personal Development

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graphic design in 42 reviews

It helps you build a deep insight into the evolution of graphic design and also as a process of the assignments helps you understand local graphic practices and subculture!

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

The course provIded me wIth a good overvIew of graphic design history.

Through this course, I have learned many great examples of graphic design and how people convey ideas through image over the last centuries.

There is also no real distinction drawn between graphic design and other design disciplines.

Enjoyed learning about the evolution of Graphic Design.

Perhaps I'll look that up independently 西方设计历史上可供借鉴学习的典型时期介绍。 good course i would prefer more insight into the european design Excellent course, I like it :) It was great learning all about the foundation of Graphic Design,how it originated,where it started,about Bauhaus,about all the famous graphic designers of the 19th century,about the subcultures etc.

I could understand a general idea from where graphic design comes from.

history of graphic in 19 reviews

thnak you it was one of the best online courses that has coursera the lectures are really enjoyable i had a great time and most important I earn a lot about the history of Graphic design i love history of graphic design!

I would not have known where to start even if I wanted to learn history of graphic design.

It was interesting learning about the history of graphic design the only reason I didn't give the course 5 stars is the course didn't really have many opportunities for students to work on their own graphic design.

Solid, if minimal introduction to some points from the History of Graphic Design.

*Ideas from the History of Graphic Design* opened my mind and got me super excited about the usefulness, in fact the necessity of strong visual research.

Really well constructed course on some premises, tendencies and movements relevant for the History of Graphic Design.

The course was well structured; and provided opportunity to seek and learn more on the topics dicussed It's good to have a background on the history of Graphic Design.

Through thus course I have learnt the importance of looking at the history of graphic design and learning from other designers.

very informative in 10 reviews

This course is fast paced and very informative.

Very informative!

Very informative and a truly remarkable course.

This class is very informative and well put together.

Week 4 - too much of materials, and test questions does not match the text This course is very informative and inspiring.

Very informative and helpful.

very informative I learn a lot, thank you !

Very Informative!

really enjoyed in 5 reviews

i really enjoyed the course.

I really enjoyed this class and thought it was very useful for learning about the importance of historical events that contribute to how we design graphics today.

Really enjoyed this course and would love to indulge in more activities and information on the history of Graphic Design.

A more theoretical Cours that I really enjoyed and made me search for different artists.

learning about in 4 reviews

It was fun learning about the history of design.

other courses in 3 reviews

This class was very interesting and it gives some background for a lot of the stuff that you learn in the other courses in the specialization.

Taking the specialization and this course fit right in with the other courses I have taken in the graphic design specialization.

Not so practical as other courses in the Specialisation but definitely good to know.

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Rating 4.6 based on 159 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $79
From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Instructors Louise Sandhaus, Lorraine Wild
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Personal Development