DE1090 — Fundamentals of Design I
Section A co-taught with Ramona Hutko
Section B co-taught with Johan Severtson
This course is an introduction to the visual components that serve as fundamental principles in the field of Design. Projects include the study, classification, and application of Gestalt theories of perception; color systems for designers; and pattern making.
Students create 2D and 3D forms and learn how to use materials in design projects. Students learn design methodology and processes, design language, and the critique process for designers. These design methods and processes help students observe, understand, and articulate their intuitive visual decision-making skills. Professional practices for designers, project workflow, and professional presentation are integrated into course projects. Digital software tools and hand craft tools are learned and applied.