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DES 186: Environmental Graphic Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (115 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Design of informational and directional graphics for the built environment. Application and integration of typography, imagery and symbols into the architectural landscape. Development of universal way finding and graphic navigational systems to help people find their way.

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DES186: Environmental Graphic Design (4)
Fall 2015, Winter 2016

Environmental Graphic Design (EGD) communicates information in three-dimensional forms and integrates messages into the built and natural environment. These messages are geared towards finding a way from one place to another, identifying a location or a specific destination, or gaining orientation in unfamiliar surroundings. This spatial problem solving process is termed wayfinding. The designer is charged with creating the tools (signs) that facilitate wayfinding, and the physical result of a wayfinding problem is a successfully concluded journey. 

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