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Class Schedule
5 November 2016


September 19
Lecture — “Gestalt, or Wholeness & Graphic Design”

September 26
Assignment 1
Project introduction and review of class tools
Exercise — Vase / Face
Lecture — “A Few Forms”
Reading — “Gestalt Theory” and “Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms,” Max Wertheimer, “Art, Design and Gestalt Theory,” Roy R. Behrens

October 3
Assignment 1 continues
Group review and pin-up of individual projects
Demonstration — “Max Bill and Bezier Curves”
Reading — “Continuity and Change,” “Function and Gestalt,” Max Bill

October 10
Assignment 1 (adjusted)
Group review
Reading — “The Language of Vision,” from Language of Vision, Gyorgy Kepes, “Visual Thinking,” Rudolf Arnheim

October 17
Assignment 2
Review, in-class critique (Assignment 1)
Lecture — “The Language of Visual Thinking”
Demonstration — animated gifs

October 24
Assignment 2 continues
FIELD TRIP to Princeton Art Museum
Lecture — “Currently in process . . .”
Reading — A Primer of Visual Literacy (excerpt), Donis A. Dondis, Interaction of Color (excerpt), Josef Albers

October 31
Fall break, no class

November 7
Assignment 2 ends
Lecture — “After Effects (on Bruno Munari)”
Reading — “A Language of Signs and Symbols,” The Triangle (excerpt), Bruno Munari

November 14
Assignment 3
Project review, in-class critique
Lecture — “Auto-Vision”
Reading — “Structure and Movement,” Karl Gerstener

November 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, “Spatial Data Management (Books without pages),” Richard Bolt

November 28
Assignment 3 continues
Individual meetings and class discussion
Lecture — “The NeXT Intuition”
Video — “The whole is more incredible than the sum of its parts.”
Reading — “The Next Logo” and “Intuition and Ideas,” Paul Rand, “Swedish Campground,” on Susan Kare

December 5
Assignment 3 continues
Individual meetings and class discussion
Lecture — “Global Branding”
Reading — “G-e-s-t-a-l-t,” from The Serving Library

December 12
Assignment 3 ends
Final review of all work from the semester with visiting critics
Reading — “Language of Vision,” from Design, Writing, Research, Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller

January 9
Final portfolio due at 1:30 pm ROOM 123 185 Nasssau


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