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Class Schedule
21 April 2020

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February 3
Introduction
Lecture — “Gestalt, or Wholeness & Graphic Design”
Exercise — Vase/Face

February 10
Assignment 1
Project introduction and review of class tools
Lecture — “A Few Forms”
Reading — “Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms,” Max Wertheimer

February 17
Assignment 1 continues
Group review of individual projects
Lecture — “Max Bill and Bezier Curves”
Reading — “Continuity and Change,” “Function and Gestalt,” Max Bill

February 24
Group review and pin-up of individual projects
Review, in-class critique (Assignment 1)
Lecture — “The Language of Visual Thinking”
Reading — “The Language of Vision,” from Language of Vision, Gyorgy Kepes, “Visual Thinking,” Rudolf Arnheim

February 26 7pm
February 27 5pm
Aftereffects workshops, 185 Nassau, 3rd floor computer room
Alyse Delaney, adelaney@princeton.edu

March 3
Assignment 1 and Assignment 1 adjusted
Group review and field trip exercise
Lecture — “Currently in process . . .”
Demonstration — animated gifs
Reading — A Primer of Visual Literacy (excerpt), Donis A. Dondis, Interaction of Color (excerpt), Josef Albers

March 10
Assignment 2 ends
Lecture — “After Effects (on Bruno Munari)”
Reading — “A Language of Signs and Symbols,” The Triangle (excerpt), Bruno Munari

March 17
Spring break

March 24
Assignment 2 ends
Student presentations, R-G-B v C-M-Y-K

March 31
Assignment 3 continues
Student presentations of first color model projects.
Demonstration — color proofs, onscreen and printed
Audio — Radiolab, Colors:
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/episodes/211119-colors

April 7
Assignment 3 continues
Lecture — "...meet the Tetracono"
Reading — https://walkerart.org/magazine/meet-the-tetracono
https://walkerart.org/magazine/interlocking-structures-an-interview-with-tauba-auerbach-on-diagonal-press
https://walkerart.org/magazine/clearing-the-haze-prologue-to-postmodern-graphic-design-education-through-sheila-de-bretteville-2

April 13
Visiting designer — Aarati Akkapeddi, https://aarati.me
Watch the video

April 14
Assignment 3 continues

April 21
Assignment 3 continues
Individual meetings and class discussion
Lecture — “Desktops, trashcans, and other assorted metaphors or Why computers look like this: On Muriel Cooper and Susan Kare”
Reading — “Swedish Campground,” on Susan Kare, “Muriel Cooper’s Visible Wisdom,” Janet Abrams

April 28
Assignment 3 ends
Final review
Guest critic — Emily Smith More here, here, and here.

May 4
Final portfolio due by 1:30 pm




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