Information Design is the practice of presenting information for immediate and effective communication. Through several advanced assignments related to information graphics, exhibition design and wayfinding systems, students refine their ability to synthesize complex information and present it appealingly.
For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Create both “live” and static data graphics (bar, pie, & time series charts) using appropriate software graphing tools.
- Transform statistical information into an understandable visual format using unconventional methods and imagery.
- Visually explain a complex process or object clearly and easily.
- Define and explain historical development of data graphics.
- Define and explain exhibition space design and wayfinding theory.
The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.
- COMD 3601 Syllabus (google drive)
If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.
This course utilizes the following Open Educational Resources (OER), zero cost resources, and/or required textbook:
- Information Graphics, Peter Wilbur, Thames & Hudson, ISBN-10: 05002800770, ISBN-13: 978-0500280775
Please review the Distance Education and Continuity Best Practices. These standards apply to all courses, whether web-enhanced, hybrid, or fully online, and may be used to inform peer evaluation of teaching.
Please review and share the following resources with your BFA students.
- COMD Student Advisement
- Grace Gallery – BFA Show Submissions
- COMD Student Clubs
- Ink Club
- Art & Design Club
- Moving Pixels club
- OpenLab Help
- Blackboard Support
- Tutoring Schedule
- Atrium Learning Center
- City Tech Library
- Student Counseling Center
- Center for Student Accessibility
- Financial Aid Office
- Academic Advising
- Student Life & Development
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