336 Schedule

Under revision until after Spring Break

Here is a test video if you want to test your ability to watch class lectures now:

DTC336 Test Video

 

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

— Spring Break —

WEEK 10

Tues 3/24

Complete this work during regularly scheduled class time and as homework if needed:

Thurs 3/26

Due: 

Complete work assigned Tuesday

During scheduled class: Test everyone’s ability to Zoom during first hour of schedule class:

  • 1:25-2:40pm (section 3351):  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/703395273 (or go to the Zoom tab in the left menu bar of our class Blackboard space)
  • 2:50-4:05pm (section 6460):  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/665916517 (or go to the Zoom tab in the left menu bar of our class Blackboard space)

For next week: Read Modularity from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

WEEK 11

Tues 3/31

Readings due today:

  • Read Modularity from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Video Lecture: Final Project Intro

Thurs 4/2

Due:

  • TBA

In class:

  • Zoom meetings

WEEK 12

Tues 4/7

Upcoming readings:

  • Read Hierarchy from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Read Text page and Grid page from Thinking with Type website
  • Read Gestalt Principles and Time and Motion from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Video Lecture

In class:

Video Lecture

Thurs 4/9

Due: TBA

In class: Zoom meetings

WEEK 13

Tues 4/14

Video Lecture

Thurs 4/16

Due: TBA

In class: Zoom meetings

WEEK 14

Tues 4/21

Video Lecture

Thurs 4/23

Due: TBA

In class: Zoom meetings

WEEK 15

Tues 4/28

Video Lecture

Thurs 4/30

Due: TBA

In class: Zoom meetings

FINALS WEEK

Optional: You may submit revised work for one of our major projects this semester by Monday of final weeks. You must email with your instructor before Finals Week if you wish to resubmit work.

  • Revisions must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on Monday, 5/4

– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 1/14

In class:

  • Course Introduction
  • Assign: 1) Read DTC336 Syllabus, 2) Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie or online) and 3) read poems by Joan Retallack, K. Silem Mohammad and Collier Nogues
  • 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 1/16

Due today:

  1. Read DTC336 Syllabus
  2. Purchase textbook, Graphic Design: The New Basics (available at Bookie or online)
  3. Read poems by Joan Retallack, K. Silem Mohammad and Collier Nogues

In class:

WEEK 2

—Mon 1/20: No classes MLK Day—

Tues 1/21

Due today:

  1. Read Project 1: Poster Remix assignment
  2. Read Point, Line, Plane and Rhythm and Balance chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  3. Complete Poster Collage activity

In class:

  • More on Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Discussion of assigned readings
  • Display/discuss Poster Collage activity
  • Assign: In “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” read Back to the Bauhaus and Beyond the Basics (introductions to book), Scale and Texture chapters and pg 106 from Gestalt Principles chapter

Thurs 1/23

Due today:

  • In “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” read Back to the Bauhaus and Beyond the Basics (introductions to book), Scale and Texture chapters and pg 106 from Gestalt Principles chapter

In class:

  • Illustrator requirements for Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Assign: Bring a draft of your poster design as an Illustrator file to test print in Avery 103

WEEK 3

Tues 1/28

Due today:

  •  Bring a draft of your poster design in Illustrator to test print in Avery 103

In class:

  • Work on Project 1: Poster Remix files
  • Print a draft of your poster on the 11×17 color printer in Avery 103
  • Assign: Come prepared to work next class

Thurs 1/30

In class:

  • Quiz in Blackboard
  • Work on Project 1: Poster Remix files
  • Print another draft of your poster on the 11×17 color printer in Avery 103
  • Assign: 1) Project 1: Poster Remix due (see What You Will Hand In section), 2) Read excerpts from Fire Season by Patrick Coleman (PDF and print copies will be provided), 3) Read Formstorming and Rules and Randomness chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” for Thurs, 2/6

WEEK 4

Tues 2/4

Due today at beginning of class:

  1. Project 1: Poster Remix due (see What You Will Hand In section)
  2. Read excerpts from Fire Season by Patrick Coleman (PDF and print copies will be provided)

In class:

  • Critique for Project 1: Poster Remix
  • Assign: Read Formstorming and Rules and Randomness chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and complete Formstorming activity (you may be asked to share your ideas in class)

Thurs 2/6

Due today:

  • Read Formstorming and Rules and Randomness chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and complete Formstorming activity (you may be asked to share your ideas in class)

In class:

  • Formstorming and Rules and Randomness  discussion
  • Students share Formstorming Ideas & Examples
  • Assign: 1) Read Color and Framing chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” 2) Read Color and Information from Edward Tufte’s “Envisioning Information”

WEEK 5

Tues 2/11

Due today:

  • Read Color and Framing chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Read Color and Information from Edward Tufte’s “Envisioning Information”

In class:

  • Quiz
  • Lecture and discussion on color
  • Assign: 1) Color Collection activity (due 2/18), which is your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams, 2) Read Layers, Transparency, and Pattern chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

Thurs 2/13

Due today:

  • Read Layers, Transparency, and Pattern chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”

In class:

  • Discuss readings
  • Lecture: Image editing in Photoshop, Combining Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Assign: 1) Color Collection activity, your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams, 2) Read Diagram and Grid chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics,” 3) Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagram

WEEK 6

— Mon 2/17: No classes President’s Day —

Tues 2/18

Due today:

  1. Color Collection activity, your introductory activity for Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  2. Read Diagram and Grid chapters from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  3. Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagram

In class:

  • Discuss readings
  • Introduce Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  • Illustrator techniques for Project 2
  • Assign: 1) Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams, 2) Continue collecting color photos as needed

Thurs 2/20

Due today:

  1. Read Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams
  2. Bring additional color photos if needed
  3. Come prepared to work in Illustrator

In class:

  • Quiz in Blackboard
  • Work on Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams

WEEK 7 

Tues 2/25

Due today:

  • Come prepared to work on Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams

Thurs 2/27

Due today at beginning of class

  • Project 2: Color Theory Diagrams due (see What You Will Hand In section)

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 3/10

Due today:

  • Finish reading “Thinking with Type” webpage (All sections: Anatomy through Font Formats)
  • Finish watching Helvetica via Kanopy database on WSU Libraries website

In class:

Thurs 3/12 (MASC Visit)

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 3/10

Due today:

  • Finish reading “Thinking with Type” webpage (All sections: Anatomy through Font Formats)
  • Finish watching Helvetica via Kanopy database on WSU Libraries website

In class:

Thurs 3/12 (MASC Visit)

Due today:

In class: