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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

ART 102 Design I

5 credits
This course covers exploration of the two-dimensional design process including problem identification, creative ideation, and design solutions. Students will engage in critical dialogue exploring the content and context of design solutions. The principles and elements of design and the Gestalt principles will be examined and students will create design solutions based on them.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Incorporate and identify the principles of 2D design (balance, unity, emphasis, rhythm, etc.,) and examine how they are used in various design solutions
  • Incorporate and identify the elements of 2D design (line, shape, value, color, texture, etc.,) and examine how they apply to design solutions
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of value, color schemes, and color attributes through class assignments and projects
  • Differentiate between subtractive and additive color systems and understand how they are used in the design field
  • Identify Gestalt principles and how they apply to the design
  • Effectively present and defend individual design project during critique sessions
  • Explain the design process including problem identification, the creative brief, creating iterations and identifying multiple solutions, presenting concepts, layouts, and providing deliverables.
  • Describe how historical design movements continue to impact contemporary design work
  • Demonstrate an understanding of positive/negative space and the brain’s ability to interpret and complete shapes


Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20