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Provides knowledge of basic graphics through learning exercises drawn from the work of professionals.

Subject Matter Experts:
Virginia Burney, Ph.D.
Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Ph.D.

Lesson 1

Color Theory

  • Science of Color
  • Reproduction
  • Schemes
  • Contract
  • Psychology of Color

Lesson 2

Basic Design Principles

  • Balance
  • Proportion
  • Contrast
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm
  • Focus
  • Unit

Lesson 3

Gestalt Theory

  • Closure
  • Continuation
  • Figure/Ground
  • Proximity
  • Similarity

Lesson 4

Typography

  • History
  • Classification
  • Letter Forms
  • Typesetting
  • Designing with Type

Lesson 5

Data Visualization

  • Charts
  • Diagrams
  • Maps

Lesson 6

Information Layering

  • Alternative Structures
  • W.E.D.
  • Visual Hierarchy