2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 4510 Environmental Graphic Design

This intermediate course will explore how the design of environments shapes human experience. Design as a service is a behavioral art. Architecture and urban planning clearly influence attitudes, guide human behavior, and establish frameworks for living together on this planet. From art installations, performance, and public art to industrial design of objects and informational design of services, the need to balance information capacity, notification levels, representational fidelity, and aesthetic emphasis in ambient information systems produces issues of usability, flexibility, diversity, practicality, spirituality, and etiquette. Modes of learning, forms of identity, and implements of branding and way finding inform creation, awareness, and experience of the designed environment. This course explores these matters and uses studio exercises and field trips to develop skills and knowledge necessary for the designer to operate in the world of human events and experience.