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Karen Cheng
ART 166
Seattle Campus

Design Foundations

Examines the rudiments of visual structure and problem solving in two and three-dimensional design. Emphasizes design methodology and design processes with emphasis on the formal principles of composition and organization.

Class description

Examines the rudiments of visual structure and problem solving in two and three-dimensional design. Emphasizes design methodology and design processes with emphasis on the formal principles of composition and organization.

Student learning goals

Know how to make an effective 2-dimensional composition.

Understand the ideal relationship between form, function and content.

Understand the value of a thorough design process where multiple ideas are explored.

Be able to discuss, analyze, and critique 2-d and 3-d design work.

Gain insight into design as a profession.

General method of instruction

Lecture on Mon/Wed, Project Critique on Friday

Recommended preparation

For the first project, you will need a camera (film or digital). Prior photography experience is helpful, but not required. For the first and second project, students will need to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Prior experience with these programs is helpful, but not required.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Course Web Site (Spring quarter)
Last Update by Karen Cheng
Date: 03/24/2011