336 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

(lecture) = Avery 12 (9:10am) or Bryan 404 (1:25pm)

(lab) = Avery 105

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the Avery Computer Lab in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm). You may also work on weekday evenings until 11:00pm in the SPARK 210 PC lab and in the Dimensions Lab in Holland Library.

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

WEEK 13

–Mon 11/11: Veteran’s Day Holiday–

Tues 11/12 (Lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Meetings with instructor

Thurs 11/14 (Lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Meetings with instructor

WEEK 14

Tues 11/19 (Lab)

Due:

In class:

  • Small groups meet to review work and decide on one set of icons, pattern(s) and colors to use for Part 3: Currency Designs
  • Assign bill denominations to each group, bill dimensions, and font

Thurs 11/21 (TBA: Lecture/Lab)

Due:

  • Come to class prepared to work on/discuss Artisanal Currency project

In class:

–Thanksgiving Holiday–

WEEK 15

Tues 12/3 (Lab)

Due:

In class:

  • Small groups meet to review all currency designs and choose one to present as your final design choice for Part 4: Final Presentations

Thurs 12/5 (Lecture)

Due:

In class:

  • Final presentations for Artisanal Currency project (ten minutes for each group)

FINALS WEEK

Optional: You may revise either Color Code, Pattern Design, or Type Anatomy Poster project and submit by the time listed below. Contact your instructor by Monday of finals week to discuss submission options. (Schedule a meeting with your instructor well before Finals Week to discuss your revisions before you begin working.)

  • Monday, December 9 by 12:10pm (for 9:10am section)
  • Thursday, December 12 by 3:00pm (for 1:25pm section)

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 8/20 (lecture)

In class:

  • Course Introduction
  • Assign: Read DTC336 Syllabus, Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie) and read “Back to the Bauhaus,” “Beyond the Basics,” “Point, Line, Plane,” and “Texture” chapters. Bring Autobiographical Object.
  • Note: Purchase of print book is required, but you may access the electronic version for now via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Graphic Design: The New Basics” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option. Note that the online version is edition 1 and the copy for purchase is edition 2. Page numbers and chapters differ slightly between editions. A print copy of the older edition is also on 2-hr reserve at Holland-Terrell.

Thurs 8/22 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read DTC336 Syllabus, Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie) and read “Back to the Bauhaus,” “Beyond the Basics,” “Point, Line, Plane,” and “Texture” chapters
  • Bring Autobiographical Object

In class:

  • Discuss virtual/digital in contrast the physical/material
  • Assign: “Physical/Virtual Texture” collection assignment and read “Framing” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”. Also, complete Software Survey and bring back printed.

WEEK 2

Tues 8/27 (lecture)

Due today:

In class:

  • Small group introductions using “Physical/Virtual Texture” collection assignment
  • How did “Framing” influence your thoughts on photographing texture?
  • Assign: Read Do You Have Change for a Bowie?; PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”; and “Time and Motion” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Thurs 8/29 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read Do You Have Change for a Bowie?; PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”; and “Time and Motion” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Complete Quiz 1 by 11:59 PST

In class:

  • Introduction to Artisanal Currency project
  • Assign: Read “Color,” “Hierarchy,” “Diagram,” and “Scale” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 3

–Mon 9/2: Labor Day Holiday–

Tues 9/3 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Read “Color,” “Hierarchy,” “Diagram,” and “Scale” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

Thurs 9/5 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 4

Tues 9/10 (lecture: 9:10am section meet in BUNDY READING ROOM)

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 9/12 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

  • Color Code project check-in with instructor
  • Come with questions regarding Panopto software
  • Assign: Color Code project prints and files are due next class

WEEK 5

Tues 9/17 (lecture: 9:10am section meet in BUNDY READING ROOM)

Due today at beginning of class:

  • Project 1: Color Code project high quality color print and files

In class:

  • Discuss Project 1: Color Code project prints
  • Assign: Panopto presentations must be available via Blackboard by next class, bring headphones to the lab

Thurs 9/19 (lab)

Due today:

  • Panopto presentations on Blackboard
  • Bring headphones

In class:

  • Complete comment sheets for Panopto presentations (slide under office door, Avery 479, or turn in on 9/24/19)
  • Assign: Read PDF excerpt from Timothy Samara’s book “Design Elements,” “Pattern” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”, and second PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”

WEEK 6

Tues 9/24 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Comment sheets for Panopto presentations
  • Read second PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”
  • Read PDF excerpt from Timothy Samara’s book “Design Elements”
  • Read “Pattern” chapter from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

Thurs 9/26 (lab)

Due today:

  • Review second PDF excerpt from “Working Knowledge: Skill and Community in a Small Shop”
  • Bring headphones

In class:

WEEK 7 

Tues 10/1 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Step 1: Get Organized, Assign Roles from Part 1 of Artisanal Currency Project: Getting to Know Your Business Through Photo Elicitation Interviews
  • Read “Rhythm and Balance,” “Gestalt Principles,” and “Rules and Randomness” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Complete Quiz 3 by 11:59 PST: Postponed until Tuesday, 10/8

In class:

Thurs 10/3 (lab)

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 10/8 (lab)

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 10/10 (lecture)

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 10/15 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Assign: Read “Thinking with Type” webpage (Anatomy through Font Formats sections) as well as “Formstorming,” “Modularity,” “Grid” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

Thurs 10/17 (MASC visit. Bring camera or camera phone.)

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 10

Tues 10/22 (lecture)

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 10/24 (lab)

Due:

In class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster
  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster and Currency Design Inspiration reference photos due next class (upload via Blackboard assignment called “MASC Visit: Currency Design Inspiration”)

WEEK 11

Tues 10/29 (lecture)

Due at beginning of class:

  • Project 3: Type Anatomy Poster
  • Currency Design Inspiration reference photos from MASC (upload via Blackboard assignment called “MASC Visit: Currency Design Inspiration”)

In class:

  • Discuss Typography Anatomy Posters and Project 4: Artisanal Currency

Thurs 10/31 (lecture)

Due:

In class:

WEEK 12

Tues 11/5 (lecture)

Due today:

  • Step 6 from Getting to Know Your Business Through Photo Elicitation Interviews (You may turn this in anytime this week: See Blackboard assignment titled “Artisanal Currency: Photo Elicitation Interview (Step 6)”
  • Read “Layers” and “Transparency” chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and Semiology reading from Timothy Samara’s “Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual”

In class:

  • As needed: Artisanal Currency small groups will show presentations to the class (overflow from last time)
  • Project 4: Artisanal Currency Steps 2-4

Thurs 11/7 (lecture)

Due:

In class: