The Maryland Institute College of Art is expanding their popular graphic design history course into a full, 3-credit Program: Graphic Design Methods. Instructors Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton will be returning to challenge designers to build ethical, sustainable, and rewarding creative practices. Says Lupton:

This program will help spark your creative mind with generative design methods and tools for critical thinking. Jumpstart your thought process with concrete actions. Learn how to inspire and guide your personal design methodology.

This program offers insights into four essential aspects of design practice: the designer, the user, process, and artifact. In a series of conversations, Horne and Lupton apply ideas from art, business, psychology, semiotics, philosophy, and social theory to examples of contemporary design.

The first course, Graphic Design History, provides an introduction to graphic design history which will change your understanding of everything from fonts and letterforms to posters and brands. You can enroll now in Adaptive mode!

Course 2, Form and Content, introduces theories on the designer’s role in implementing a reflexive process, through lessons on design thinking, form and content, signs and symbols, and storytelling. Course 3, Engaging the User, examines the active role that users play in the design process. Topics include principles of interaction, designing experiences, designing behavior, and inclusive design.

Learn more about Graphic Design Methods, an online Program from Kadenze and Maryland Institute College of Art, here:

Graphic Design Methods

Maryland Institute College of Art