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An Introduction to Design

Course Summary

Design is all around us but most of us don't notice it. By the end of this course you'll start to notice design elements in everyday life. By understanding the fundamentals of design, you can start to apply them to your software UI & UX, marketing materia

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Course Introduction
        ◦ Design is a skill we can learn
    ● Typography
        ◦ Module Overview
        ◦ What is Typography?
        ◦ A Brief History of Typography
        ◦ Typeface or Font?
        ◦ Typeface Families
        ◦ Basic Anatomy of Type
        ◦ Categories of Typeface
        ◦ The Difference between Legibility and Readability
        ◦ Readability in Context
        ◦ Better Typography: Measure
        ◦ Better Typography: Leading
        ◦ Better Typography: Scale
        ◦ Better Typography: Vertical Rhythm
        ◦ Better Typography: Kerning
        ◦ Module Summary
    ● Color - Models and Meanings
        ◦ Module Overview
        ◦ The Science of Light and Color
        ◦ Color models: RGB and CMYK
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Red
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Green
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Blue
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Orange
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Purple
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Yellow
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Brown
        ◦ Color and Meaning: Black and White
        ◦ Cultural Color Differences
        ◦ Demo: Color Schemes
        ◦ Taking Inspiration from the Real World
        ◦ Module Summary
    ● The Fundamental Gestalt Principles - Understanding Perception
        ◦ Module Overview
        ◦ The Principle of Proximity
        ◦ The Principle of Similarity
        ◦ The Principle of Figure-Ground
        ◦ The Principle of Symmetry
        ◦ The Principle of Closure
        ◦ The Principle of Common Fate
        ◦ The Principle of Uniform Connectedness
        ◦ The Principle of Good Continuation
        ◦ The Interplay of Principles
        ◦ Exercise: Spot the Principle
        ◦ Summary
    ● Other Important Principles - Layout and Organization
        ◦ Module Overview
        ◦ The Rule of Thirds
        ◦ The Golden Ratio
        ◦ White Space
        ◦ Rabatment of the Rectangle
        ◦ The Gutenberg Rule
        ◦ Layout Grids
        ◦ Desire Paths
        ◦ Hick's Law
        ◦ The Inverted Pyramid
        ◦ Summary
    ● Course Summary and Next Steps
        ◦ Course Overview
        ◦ Assignment 1: Your Design Notebook
        ◦ Assignment 2: Design Bingo
        ◦ Summary and Resources


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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