2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 1270 Language of Design

This intense introductory course immerses students in a design studio environment, and helps them develop habits of thinking and making that result in thoughtfully conceived design projects. Work on these projects incorporates the language, skills, processes, and methods that serve as a foundation for all design work. Topics include: ideation, iteration, visual analysis, form and meaning making. Students participate in critical dialogue that explores design ideas and intentions. The course is required for several design majors, minors, and certificates, and work is done largely in Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat software (online students should be sure they have access to the software if they cannot work in University computer labs).