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This condensed survey course focuses on four key periods or themes from the history of design in the West. Together we’ll trace the emergence of design as a recognized practice, why things look the way they do, and how designers approached specific design problems in their work. Students will develop an understanding of where the wide variety of today’s design practice comes from. By participating in this survey of the works of innovative groups and individuals, we outline the process by which graphic design moved from a purely instrumental practice, to becoming a demanding creative and hybridized field. Each week, a short quiz will test your knowledge of concepts, and a short reflective assignment will give you the opportunity to analyze the questions designers ask themselves today. This is an essential course for emerging designers entering the field, or for students interested in learning more about visual culture and analysis. No previous experience is required. A note about this course: This course is taught from the perspective of contemporary design, to connect ideas that helped formulate design practice from the 1850s through the 1960s to the ways that designers think today. The relationship of words and pictures in graphic design is looked at through the ever-changing social and cultural contexts, technologies, aesthetics, and politics of their eras. The definition and practice of graphic design includes all public visual communications, which is a global practice. It was the evolution of mass production and communication in the West that specifically redefined graphic design as a professional practice and is this course’s particular narrative. We hope students will consider how to connect the themes and ideas offered in this course to your own culture....




Its been a great course, many info and points that are fantastic in the learning or adding new knowledge always. I will always recommend this course for those who want to know more and learn design.



I was a little bit nervous about this course, I always hated History in school, but surprisingly this was very good! I enjoyed it! The assignments were easy to understand and managebale to complete.


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創建者 Guilherme R P


Thank you very much dear teachers. I have loved learning from you!


創建者 Ar. S D


very interesting course, learned the basic about graphic design history.

創建者 Michelle G


A very interesting survey with lots of useful and stimulating content.

創建者 Camila D


A really good course, it even help me with some classes in university!

創建者 Elena S


Creative course - I liked the tasks, in the form of a research essay.

創建者 Richard B


You learn a lot about how economics and art can influence each other.

創建者 朱思超


great course for designers who have no idea of graphic design history

創建者 CALZO , D A (


The topic manages properly grasp about the history of graphic design

創建者 Claudia M L T C


A good way to learn a really quick sum-up of Design's History. Nice!

創建者 John M


This was a great foundation course to graphic design. I enjoyed it.

創建者 Anastasia O


Very interesting and thought provoking. I really enjoyed the class!

創建者 Kateryna


Thank you for the course, I fiord out a lot of useful information.

創建者 Chris


Really interesting. Informative videos and great example of works.

創建者 Sooyang K


This course helps to improve my basic knowledge of graphic design.

創建者 Marco P


Deep and interesting! A journey in the history of Graphic Design.

創建者 Ellen R


An informative and enjoyable course! I think my favourite so far!

創建者 Daniela S


Great Course! Would have loved a couple of more weeks of content.

創建者 Christin S


T​his was a great introduction to the History of Graphic Design.

創建者 Anand V


The design created in past really create ideas for present trend

創建者 David A V D S


Wow! that was a new experience for a designer like me. Good job!

創建者 Aurangzeb H


Excellent course, lovely teachers and great platform... COUSERA

創建者 Camille R


Harder than the previous ones but very interesting nonetheless!

創建者 ben


Great look into graphic design and how history affects design.

創建者 Valentina C


Great course! Interesting & very well put together. Thank you!

創建者 Jane E M


Eloquent and inspiring. You'll want to read more on your own.