Graphic Design

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Graphic Design

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About this course: Visual communication is as critical to professional success as written or oral communication. Graphic design skills will help you ensure that your visual business assets convey a clear and compelling message - and learning the essentials of good design is surprisingly easy. This course introduces you to a straightforward design process that emphasizes planning, clarity, and focus. You’ll learn to use contrast, repetition, proximity, and tension to create design that is both credible and visually appealing, and you’ll emulate best practices as you work with examples from a wide range of media. When you complete the course, you’ll have the skills you need to design clea…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: Visual communication is as critical to professional success as written or oral communication. Graphic design skills will help you ensure that your visual business assets convey a clear and compelling message - and learning the essentials of good design is surprisingly easy. This course introduces you to a straightforward design process that emphasizes planning, clarity, and focus. You’ll learn to use contrast, repetition, proximity, and tension to create design that is both credible and visually appealing, and you’ll emulate best practices as you work with examples from a wide range of media. When you complete the course, you’ll have the skills you need to design clear and compelling presentation slides, professional reports, business websites, and more. All of the course assignments can be completed with basic presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote. You’ll have opportunities to work with and explore more sophisticated tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well.

Created by:  University of Colorado Boulder
  • Taught by:  David Underwood, Design and Media Teaching Consultant

    PhET Interactive Simulations, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
Basic Info Course 2 of 4 in the Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization Level Beginner Language English, Subtitles: Italian Hardware Req You'll need some presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple's Keynote. How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.7 stars Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said 课程作业

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Module 1: Getting Started



This module introduces you to the importance of recognizing good design as the starting place for creating professional, attractive work of your own. We will look to the ubiquitous world of graphic design to establish a vocabulary of successful design and to find inspiration for our own projects. We will also discuss course prerequisites and review a basic digital design glossary that will help you navigate your chosen application.


12 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to the Specialization (For New Learners)
  2. Video: What's So Great About The Capstone? (For New Learners)
  3. Video: From Writing to Design; the Handoff
  4. Video: The Importance of Designing Well
  5. Video: Course Overview
  6. Video: Course Prerequisites
  7. 阅读: A Few Important Points About This Course
  8. Video: Glossary of Design Terms
  9. 阅读: A Glossary of Design Terms
  10. Video: Professionalism in Design
  11. Video: Designing with a Critical Eye
  12. Video: Developing a Design Vocabulary
  13. 阅读: Developing a Design Vocabulary
  14. 阅读: Why Designers Use Templates
  15. 讨论提示: Finding Great Design
  16. Video: The Importance of Inspiration
  17. Video: Unexpected Places Yield Unexpected Results
  18. 讨论提示: Finding Inspiration

Graded: Glossary Quiz

WEEK 2


Module 2: The Blank Canvas



This module will look at the blank canvas – the untouched rectangle that will become our design project. We’ll discuss the importance of working with a grid, understanding negative space, and using appropriate margins. This module will also explore the palette of elements which, when chosen and used wisely, ensure that the finished design project is successful. We’ll cover type, color, images, and graphic elements such as borders, bars, and backgrounds.


15 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: The Necessity of Structure
  2. Video: Introducing the Grid
  3. 阅读: Practicing Building Grids
  4. Video: The Grid and Audience Perception
  5. Video: The Power of Negative Space
  6. 阅读: Practicing Negative Space
  7. Video: Introducing the Palette
  8. Video: Type Is the Message
  9. 讨论提示: Choosing a Typeface
  10. Video: Type Anatomy
  11. Video: Type Families
  12. Video: Type Formatting
  13. Video: Creating with Type
  14. 阅读: Practicing Templates
  15. Video: Color and Its Meaning
  16. 讨论提示: Choosing Color
  17. Video: Color and the Natural World
  18. 讨论提示: Photographic Layout
  19. Video: Image Treatment
  20. Video: Creative Cropping
  21. Video: Graphic Elements
  22. 阅读: Practicing Cropping

Graded: Typeface Quiz
Graded: Seeing Design 'Tricks' in Action

WEEK 3


Module 3: Tricks of the Trade



It's time to start designing! In this module, we'll discuss the process of composition. We'll use the palette items covered in Module 2, and deploy common visual design “tricks” such as contrast, repetition, sublimation, tension, and more. To help see both the effect and the universality of these design approaches, we'll look at design examples from art history, film, and current media. We’ll also cover the strategy of composition. We'll see that providing an obvious target, maintaining a natural visual flow, and prioritizing information are all critical to clear visual communication.


12 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Design "Tricks"
  2. Video: Designing with a Closed Set of Elements: The Clarity Guitars Ad
  3. 阅读: Using the Closed Set
  4. Video: Contrast
  5. 讨论提示: Practicing Contrast
  6. 阅读: Practicing Contrast 2
  7. Video: White Space
  8. 讨论提示: Practicing White Space
  9. Video: Repetition in writing, design, and presentation
  10. Video: Rhythm or Repetition
  11. 讨论提示: Practicing Repetition
  12. Video: Sublimation
  13. 讨论提示: Practicing Sublimation
  14. Video: Interlocking Elements
  15. Video: Introduction to Tension
  16. 阅读: Practicing Tension
  17. Video: Tension and Movement
  18. 阅读: Practicing Logos
  19. Video: Targets and Portals
  20. 讨论提示: Identifying Targets
  21. Video: Establishing Priorities
  22. 讨论提示: Designing a Cover

Graded: Design Critique

WEEK 4


Module 4: Revision and Distance



As we've said before, designers don't work in a vacuum. Our work will be judged by others, and, as good designers, we will learn to take that judgement constructively and in stride. In this module we’ll talk about what it means to be confident, yet open to criticism. We’ll explore the importance of revision as an ongoing component of design, as well as the need to enlist feedback and maintain distance in assessing our own work.


4 videos, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Your Work Is Not Precious; Your Ability Is
  2. 讨论提示: Designing with Criticism
  3. Video: You Are Your Own Worst Critic
  4. 练习测验: Rubric Training Quiz 1
  5. 练习测验: Rubric Training Quiz 2
  6. Video: Looking Back at Best Practices
  7. Video: Moving Forward: Public Speaking

Graded: Poster Design
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