Course Readings

Readings are intended to be completed in time for lecture on the given week. All readings are available through Canvas.

Week 1

Pages 100-119 from Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton
Selections from Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming by Ellen Lupton

Week 2

Selections from Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton & Jennifer Cole Phillips
Chapter 5 (Icons and Logotypes) from Type on Screen by Ellen Lupton

Week 3

Pages 11-71 from Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

Week 4

Pages 10-63 from Grid Systems by Josef Muller-Brockmann

Week 5

Page 5-48 from This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics by Sean Hall

Week 6

Chapter 7 (Presenting Design) from Design is a Job by Mike Montiero

Week 7

Chapter 1 (Communicating with Colour) from Design Elements, Color Fundamentals by Aaris Sherin

Week 8

Selections from The Inmates Are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper

Week 9

Chapters 9-10 (Delights & Accommodation, Gifts & Giving) from The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero
The Worst Portfolio Ever by Alex Cornell

Week 10

Chapters 1-2 (Brand Basics, Brand Ideals) from Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler

Week 11

Read 'Legalities', 'Morality' and 'Integrity' from Ethics in Graphic Design by Eileen MacAvery Kane