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DES 159: Design for Understanding (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 or 21, 15, 16, 115, 116 (117 recommended) or consent of instructor. Pass One open to Design majors. Principles of effective information display including aspects of language, structure, legibility, sequencing, and context. Analysis of historical examples of typographic, diagrammatic, and cartographic excellence. User-centered research. Development and presentation of iterative design prototypes. Design that informs, connects, and inspires.

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