- Design Thinking—what is it?
- design-thinking— our class definition
- Design Thinking Presentation Guidelines—what you should cover in yours
- Design Thinking Research Paper Guidelines—what you should cover in yours
- Research Writing Guidelines—general guidelines for any research paper
- Keywords—definitions and examples of terms and important concepts
- Design History.Org—information and images on important designers
- RIT Design Library–information and images on important designers
- AIGA Design Medalists—archive of important designers
- Master Designers—listing of major designers
Each assignment page will contain Powerpoint slide shows of select images to supplement our discussions in class. We will be referring to topics presented in these powerpoint presentations, but not reading each entirely on its own. It is expected that you will revisit these in class powerpoints on your own outside of class. Use them as sources of background information, and a means to more fully understand the context or zeitgeist influencing specific assigned topics.
Click to download the ppt. file to your computer. Then open the downloaded ppt file in PowerPoint. (You must have PowerPoint already installed on your computer to see the images.)
In addition to the Powerpoints, each assignment will also contain Keyword/concept files related to each topic with accompanying images to aid in your understanding of some of the more esoteric terms associated with different design accomplishments, people or styles.
- KEYWORDS: Corporate Identity and Visual Systems
- KEYWORDS: The Conceptual Image, Push Pin Studios, Polish Posters
- KEYWORDS: Postmodern Design, 5 Michaels, Retro, Memphis
- KEYWORDS: National Visions within a Global Dialogue
- KEYWORDS: The Digital Revolution and Beyond