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  1. Term 1 68 items
    1. Week 1 – What is Graphic Communication Design, Design Process and Research 8 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Essential reading

      3. Visual research: an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design - Ian Noble, Russell Bestley 2016

        Book Essential reading Read pp.16-43

      4. What is a designer: things, places, messages

        Chapter Essential reading Read Introduction, pp 7-9.

      5. What is a designer: things: places, messages

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 1, pp 10-14, What is a designer?

      6. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      7. Graphic design: a user's manual - Adrian Shaughnessy 2009

        Book Recommended reading Shaughnessy's book is a good introductory manual to terms in graphic design and the different fields that make up a practice. The book will help you navigate graphic design and become a reference to you throughout the next three years. An excellent reference to any designer's bookshelf.

    2. Week 2 –Design Basics and Terminology 8 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Graphic design: the new basics - Ellen Lupton, Jennifer C. Phillips 2015

        Book Core (purchase required) Read: Rhythm and Balance (p. 48) Color (p. 80) Layers (p. 140) Grid (p. 186) Pattern (p. 200)

      3. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Essential reading Read pp.88-99

      4. The politics of design: a (not so) global manual for visual communication - Ruben Pater 2016

        Book Essential reading Read Colours and Contrast pp.63-93

      5. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      6. Color problems: a practical manual for the lay student of color - Emily Noyes Vanderpoel 2018

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Interaction of color - Josef Albers 2013

        Book Recommended reading Specifically look at the plates and the information related to them in the book.

    3. Week 3 – Semiotics 8 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. The cultural studies reader

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 6, pp 90-103, Encoding, decoding. A direct link is provided to the digitised chapter.

      3. John Berger / Ways of Seeing , Episode 1 (1972) - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Essential reading Watch all four episodes (follow links on YouTube). I would also recommend the book by the same name

      4. Visible signs: an introduction to semiotics in the visual arts - David Crow 2010

        Book  Read pp.11-69 and pp.105-127

      5. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      6. Design writing research: writing on graphic design

        Chapter Recommended reading Read pp 135-141, Subliminal Seduction.

      7. Graphic design theory - Meredith Davis 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read pp. 32-53

      8. Ways of seeing - John Berger 2008, c1972

        Book Recommended reading For class, it is required to watch the four episodes (see link above)

    4. Week 4 – Typography and Hierarchy of Information 11 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Graphic design: the new basics - Ellen Lupton, Jennifer C. Phillips 2015

        Book Essential reading Read: - Scale (p. 60) - Texture (p. 68) - Framing (p. 116) - Hierarchy (p. 128)

      3. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Essential reading Read pp.62-87

      4. RECOMMENDED READINGS

        There are many books on typography that you can review, here is a list that are valuable resources

      5. Thinking with type: a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students - Ellen Lupton c2010

        Book Essential reading Read pp.132-147 for a good overview on hierarchy

      6. The politics of design: a (not so) global manual for visual communication - Ruben Pater 2016

        Book Recommended reading Read pp.9-61

      7. The elements of typographic style - Robert Bringhurst 2012

        Book Recommended reading Read pp.9-43

      8. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Recommended reading pp.102-122 provides an overview of tools and technologies for design

      9. A type primer - John Kane 2011

        Book Recommended reading

      10. InDesign CC: 2014 release for Windows and Macintosh - Sandee Cohen 2014

        Book Recommended reading For help with using InDesign

      11. InDesign User Guide

        Webpage Recommended reading For help with using InDesign

    5. Week 5 – Grids, Layout and Format 10 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READING

      2. Making and breaking the grid: a graphic design layout workshop - Timothy Samara 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read pp. 7-32

      3. Thinking with type: a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students - Ellen Lupton c2010

        Book Recommended reading Read pp.72-75 for discussion on type on screen and pp.151-207 provides a good overview of the grid

      4. RECOMMENDED READING

      5. Grid systems in graphic design: a visual communication manual for graphic designers, typographers and three dimensional designers = Raster systeme fèur visuelle Gestaltung : ein Handbuch fèur Grafiker, Typografen und Ausstellungsgestalter - Josef Mèuller-Brockmann, D. Q. Stephenson 2016

        Book Recommended reading A great resource. pp.57-70 are particularly helpful in creating grids with practical examples on pp.104-131

      6. InDesign CC: 2014 release for Windows and Macintosh - Sandee Cohen 2014

        Book Recommended reading For help with using InDesign

      7. InDesign User Guide

        Webpage Recommended reading For help with using InDesign

      8. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Recommended reading pp.102-122 provides an overview of tools and technologies for design

      9. Grid systems: principles of organizing type - Kimberly Elam c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

    6. Week 6 – Image and Photography 9 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READING

      2. How to see the world

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 1, pp 29-69, How to See Yourself

      3. Design writing research: writing on graphic design

        Chapter Essential reading Read pp 121-134, Pictures for Rent: From Stereoscope to Stereotype.

      4. Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera - Robert Shore 2014

        Book Essential reading

      5. RECOMMENDED READING

      6. Tangible: High touch visuals - Robert Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Hèubner 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Recommended reading pp.102-122 provides an overview of tools and technologies for design

      8. Lectures on Digital Photography by Marc Levoy

        Webpage Recommended reading A detailed site on the technical side of digital photography with video lectures, assignments and a series of interactive web-applets. Also includes historical context.

      9. Photoshop CC: 2015 release - Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas 2016

        Book Recommended reading For help with using Photoshop

    7. Week 7 – Drop-in sessions in labs only 1 item
      1. NO READINGS

    8. Week 8 – Art Direction 9 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READING

      2. High touch: tactile design and visual explorations - Robert Klanten, Anna Sinofzik 2012

        Book Essential reading

      3. Tangible: High touch visuals - Robert Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Hèubner 2009

        Book Essential reading

      4. RECOMMENDED READING

      5. Photoshop CC: 2015 release - Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas 2016

        Book Recommended reading For help with using Photoshop

      6. Art direction explained, at last! - Steven Heller, Vâeronique Vienne 2009

        Book 

      7. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book Recommended reading pp.102-122 provides an overview of tools and technologies for design

    9. Week 9 – Illustration 1 item
      1. No readings

    10. Week 10 – Tutorials 1 item
      1. No readings

    11. Week 11 – Assignment 1 Due 1 item
      Assignment 1 due on Monday 3 Dec
      1. Assignment 1 is due by 4pm on WiseFlow

    12. Week 12 – No DM 1611 1 item
      No class today
      1. NO CLASS, NO READINGS

  2. Term 2 46 items
    1. Week 17 – Symbols and Icons 11 items
      1. Essential Reading

      2. About graphic design - Richard Hollis 2012

        Book Essential reading Read The Sense of Signs pp.130-134

      3. Recommending Reading

      4. Symbol - Angus Hyland, Steven Bateman 2011

        Book 

      5. Signs and symbols: their design and meaning - Adrian Frutiger c1989

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Pictograms, icons & signs: a guide to information graphics - Rayan Abdullah, Roger Hèubner 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      7. Handbook of pictorial symbols: 3,250 examples from international sources - Rudolf Modley, William R. Myers 1976

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Resource

    2. Week 18 – Process Book Review 1 item
      1. No Readings

    3. Week 19 – Design & Film 8 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      3. Design is storytelling - Ellen Lupton 2017

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Looking closer 4: critical writings on graphic design - Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller c2002

        Book Recommended reading Read "Much Ado About Titles" pp.221-223

    4. Week 20 – Zines 5 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Fanzines

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 6 "Crafting of contemporary fanzines"

      3. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      4. Girl zines: making media, doing feminism - Alison Piepmeier, ProQuest (Firm) c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Notes from underground: zines and the politics of alternative culture - Stephen Duncombe, ProQuest (Firm) c2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

    5. Week 21 – GF Smith 2 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

    6. Week 22 – Branding the collection 4 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Graphic design theory: readings from the field - Helen Armstrong c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read Good Design is Goodwill pp. 64-69

    7. Week 23 – Tutorials 1 item
      1. No Readings

    8. Week 24 – Form & Layout 10 items
      1. ESSENTIAL READINGS

      2. Graphic design theory: readings from the field - Helen Armstrong c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading Read Grid and Design Philosophy pp.62-63

      3. Format - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris 2012

        Book Essential reading

      4. Layout - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris c2011

        Book Essential reading

      5. Production for print - Mark Gatter, Mark Gatter 2010

        Book Essential reading

      6. RECOMMENDED READINGS

      7. The layout book - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris 2015

        Book Recommended reading

      8. How to make books - Esther K. Smith c2007

        Book Essential reading

      9. Basic Bookbinding - A. W. Lewis 1957 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      10. Books, boxes, and portfolios: binding, construction, and design step-by-step - Franz Zeier, Ingrid Li 1990

        Book Recommended reading

    9. Week 25 – Rhino (TBC) 1 item
      1. Readings TBC

    10. Week 26 – Tutorials 1 item
      1. No Readings

    11. Week 27 – Tutorials 1 item
      1. No Readings

    12. Week 28 – Assignment 2 due 1 item
      1. Assignment 2 is due on WiseFlow and in the TPO by 4pm. Please see assignment brief at the beginning of this handbook (also on Blackboard) for details.

  3. Essential Readings, Recommended Readings and Resources 53 items
    1. Essential Reading 19 items
      Collated essential readings from the year
      1. Graphic design: the new basics - Ellen Lupton, Jennifer C. Phillips 2015

        Book 

      2. Graphic design school: the principles and practice of graphic design - David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Abbie Vickress 2017

        Book 

      3. About graphic design - Richard Hollis 2012

        Book 

      4. Visual research: an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design - Ian Noble, Russell Bestley 2016

        Book 

      5. What is a designer: things, places, messages - Norman Potter 2002

        Book 

      6. The cultural studies reader

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 6, pp 90-103, Encoding, decoding.

      7. How to see the world - Nicholas Mirzoeff 2015

        Book 

      8. Design writing research: writing on graphic design - Ellen Lupton, J. Abbott Miller 1999

        Book 

      9. Tangible: High touch visuals - Robert Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Hèubner 2009

        Book 

      10. High touch: tactile design and visual explorations - Robert Klanten, Anna Sinofzik 2012

        Book 

      11. About graphic design - Richard Hollis 2012

        Book Essential reading Read The Sense of Signs (pp.130-134)

    2. Recommend Reading 20 items
      1. Design is storytelling - Ellen Lupton 2017

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Interaction of color - Josef Albers 2013

        Book Recommended reading

      3. Symbol - Angus Hyland, Steven Bateman 2011

        Book 

      4. Graphic design: a user's manual - Adrian Shaughnessy 2009

        Book Recommended reading

      5. The new typography: a handbook for modern designers - Jan Tschichold 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      6. Looking closer 4: critical writings on graphic design - Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller c2002

        Book Recommended reading Read Movie titles: much ado about little by Peter Hall, pp.221-223

      7. Typography now two: implosion - Rick Poynor 1998

        Book Recommended reading Poynor's book shows many examples of postmodern and experimental type from the 1990s

      8. The layout book - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris 2015

        Book Recommended reading

      9. The fundamentals of typography - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris c2011

        Book Recommended reading

      10. The fundamentals of creative design - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris 2011

        Book Recommended reading

      11. Size matters: effective graphic design for large amounts of information - Lakshmi Bhaskaran c2004

        Book Recommended reading

      12. Graphic design: a user's manual - Adrian Shaughnessy 2009

        Book 

      13. The art of looking sideways - Alan Fletcher 2001

        Book Recommended reading

      14. Looking closer 4: critical writings on graphic design 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading Read The designer as author by Michael Rock pp. 237-244

      15. Format - Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris 2012

        Book Recommended reading

      16. Graphic design theory: readings from the field - Helen Armstrong c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

      17. Meggs' history of graphic design - Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis, Philip B. Meggs 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Web sources 3 items
      There are loads of great tutorials, videos, and websites for learning to use Adobe products. Here are a few recommendations, but google off and explore for yourself!
      1. Butterick’s Practical Typography

        Website Recommended reading A very good, free, web resource for typography. But beware: while the site is free, the author is trying to sell fonts. High quality typefaces are important, but you don't need to buy any of his!

      2. Typewolf

        Website Recommended reading This is an excellent resource for typography and tips on best practices

    4. Software Training Readings and guides 11 items
      User guides and documentation for how to use Adobe products. The Adobe web guides listed are free and useful alongside some web and video tutorials. The labs have the Adobe CC version installed, however if you have an earlier version installed on your personal system, please find the appropriate guide. These resources will be used for reference throughout your course, not just in this module.
      1. InDesign CC: 2014 release for Windows and Macintosh - Sandee Cohen 2014

        Book 

      2. Illustrator CC - Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas, Chad Chelius 2015

        Book Essential reading

      3. Photoshop CC: 2015 release - Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas 2016

        Book 

      4. Lynda: Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials

        Audio-visual document Recommended reading

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