Exploring Digital Design

Combine design fundamentals with graphics, web design, 3D modeling, and digital video.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Contents Video: 12 mins
    Other: 6 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

What types of advertisements and digital media catch your attention and peak your interest? Would you like to learn how to create and communicate effective digital designs? Are you interested in learning more about how to communicate your creative ideas in a way that will capture the attention of your audience? Then this course is for you!

Organizations hire digital design professionals—in part, for their creative talents; but ultimately—to solve problems. So what principles, processes, and tools should you have in your creative, visual problem-solving toolkit? In this course, you will consider how designers think; how design approaches, processes, and tools might vary for different mediums; and how to communicate a story through design.

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in learning more about digital design
  • No previous digital design experience necessary—just an openness to learn more about design approaches, processes, and tools

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explore basic principles, processes, and tools that belong in a designer’s toolkit
  • Examine how designers conceptualize and answer digital design problems
  • Become familiar with how to communicate a story through design
  • Explore employment and career paths in digital design
  • Analyze your own professional or personal design ideas

What is the target audience?

  • Professionals who want to learn more about digital design and how to incorporate design thinking in their workplace
  • Anyone who is considering a future design career
  • Anyone looking to learn basic design fundamentals
  • Anyone interested in design

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Exploring Digital Design
Welcome and Course Guidelines
Article
Section 2: Welcome to the Course
02:07

Welcome to this exciting course about the field of Digital Design and Communication!

Resource Suggestions
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Discussion Prompt
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Section 3: Welcome to the Field
Voices From the Field
Article
Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 4: Making Connections
02:08

View this video of a subject matter expert discussing the field of digital design and professional resources.

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 5: Topic 1: Visual Thinking and Graphic Design
01:38

View this video of a subject matter expert discussing visual thinking and graphic design and presenting the skills and abilities designers needed to be creative and effective and the subject matter of design: the language, the elements, and the principles of design.

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 6: Topic 2: Designing Online Experiences
02:15

View this video of a subject matter expert discussing the interactive design field and how it is relatively new in comparison to the graphic design field.

Resource Suggestions
Article
Discussion Prompt
Article
Section 7: Topic 3: 3-D Trends, Tools, and Techniques
02:00

View this video of a subject matter expert presenting the many applications of 3-D trends, tools, and techniques and how it is an emergent technology.

Resource Suggestions
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Discussion Prompt
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Section 8: Topic 4: Digital Video and Motion Design
01:32

View this video of a subject matter expert presenting the various examples where digital video and motion graphics are used.

Resource Suggestions
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Discussion Prompt
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Section 9: Further Exploration
00:44

Use this information to find out more about the Digital Design and Communication Certificate program!

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LDU logoLaureate Design Universities help prepare students for global careers in fields that seek creative thinkers. Through a career-focused academic approach featuring innovative curricula and online learning opportunities, students are provided with unique experiences and international perspectives that will help them succeed as creative professionals and global citizens. The universities that form this group are connected through integrated programs, visiting faculty, collaborative projects, and strong industry relationships. They are part of the Laureate International Universities network.

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Laureate Design Universities help prepare students for global careers in fields that seek creative thinkers. Through a career-focused academic approach featuring innovative curricula and online learning opportunities, students are provided with unique experiences and international perspectives that will help them succeed as creative professionals and global citizens. The universities that form this group are connected through integrated programs, visiting faculty, collaborative projects, and strong industry relationships. They are part of the Laureate International Universities network.

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