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學生對 加州艺术学院 提供的 The Language of Design: Form and Meaning 的評價和反饋

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In this course, critique is defined as a detailed, objective analysis of a work of graphic design and its effectiveness. Critique is an integral part of the making process for designers: it’s not just how we determine if a work of design is or is not successful, it’s how we move our work forward. Critique is also where other voices and opinions can be brought into the design process. This course will introduce a lexicon (or vocabulary) in order for you to demonstrate clearer and more considered ways of talking about graphic design in the context of critique. Through this lexicon and a provided Critique Framework, we will model and then practice objectively describing how well a work of design functions based on specific, clearly articulated criteria. By refining this skill, you will enhance your ability to communicate about design with peers, colleagues, and clients. This course is essential to anyone looking to develop and refine a critical vocabulary around talking about art and design, such as: - practicing graphic designers at all levels - future and current students of art or design programs - teachers teaching visual art, design, or related subjects - any stakeholder in a design project that needs to communicate effectively with designers on their team. This course is recommended to learners enrolled in either the Graphic Design Specialization or UI/UX Design Specialization on Coursera to further develop their skills in graphic design. You may take this course before, during, or after completing either Specialization. Note this is not an art appreciation course for a general audience. While no prior experience is required to begin, the knowledge and skills taught in this course is useful only if you have some relationship to design in a professional context, i.e., practicing, studying, or teaching design, or working directly with designers. No specific software or tools are required to complete this course....



A very thorough journey toward the very core of visual communication. It gives you the vocabulary and criteria to embark on an effective and objective design critique.


Besides trying to find some form and meaning in a design of art, the course also teaches to make meaningful connections when you form and express your own thoughts.


51 - The Language of Design: Form and Meaning 的 75 個評論(共 140 個)

創建者 Redvers F C


A great course. But, I can't reset my deadlines for some reason and that means I am disappointed

創建者 Andrea B


This course helped me understand the complexity of design and how to give an objective feedback.



great course and true explorative course. an exodus to the world of form and meaning in design

創建者 Amanda E


learned about poster composition and it has inspired me to use this information in the future!

創建者 Siddharth M


Very well designed course regarding the lexicons and vocabulary used in the design industry.

創建者 Elga L N d C


Great to understand about visual hierarchy and to develop skills to critique visual works.

創建者 Elis H


I loved the course, very clear, objective and content with great practical references.

創建者 Luiza A


Excelente curso, indico a todos interessados em Design Gráfico e Linguagens visuais.

創建者 Simona J T


Great course with very useful vocabulary. I loved the examples from actual Designs.

創建者 Katherine S


A very smooth and clear course that is making you think instead of just memorizing.

創建者 sunny w


Really usefull course. I really like way of teaching and course stuff. Thank you.

創建者 Salman K B


I learned a lot through this MOOC. A very nice course and strongly recommended.

創建者 Ray M S


I love it because we learn how to read the design as non-verbal communication.

創建者 Andrés M


Very good content and clarity. Excellent for anyone who is in graphic design.

創建者 Trupti B


Crisp and clear course for improving on vocabulary and design critique style.

創建者 Shivali M M


very useful in developing my lexicons and understanding how to review a work.

創建者 Reem M


Interesting how design critique is met in the dynamics of visual composition

創建者 Kaiquan M


Really interesting course on how to interpret, understand and critique arts!

創建者 Jessica M T


I enjoyed taking the course and feel that I learned a lot. Thank you!I

創建者 Blake M


Very informative lecture. All the supporting material was top notch.



This design course is amazing and it's explanation is pretty good.

創建者 Jadhav K


i loved this course and it is very effective for design background

創建者 Maral Y


Great Course! comprehensive and interesting with original insight.

創建者 Claudia I R L


Me gustó muchísimo, realmente aprendes sobre diseño, excelente.

創建者 Arines O M


I really liked it. It was very interactive and keeps you awake.