For courses in Basic 2-D Design from a latest standpoint. Conceptually relatively than technically based–and hands-on in approach, this unique introduction to 2-dimensional design shows students integrate technology and its creative applications with the more traditional realm of basic design. Structured for the novice, but with built-in exercises for the computer literate, it demonstrates how the computer can be used as a tool to fortify visual vocabulary in an increasingly more digital and internet-connected culture. Right through, students explore the fundamentals of design through a series of hands-on projects that teach design concepts and the incidental technical skills of art making. Students learn the basic principles that govern design have not changed, but that the media and methods of approach used to make visual products have broadened to include digital technology.
Design Dynamics: Integrating Design and Technology