This article was chosen to help bring more clarity to what the term “graphic design” and thus the course is all about. As we pursue learning and practice involved in the course, it helps to be on the same page, so to speak, regarding what is involved. Surely there are a variety of reasons that students enroll in this course. All of these reasons are appreciated and I am thrilled that you are here. To get the most out of this learning experience, let’s begin by reading and reflecting on this article that provides just enough 101 knowledge to get everyone up to speed before the hands-on practice begins next week.
The article is called “An Introduction to Graphic Design,” and written by ThoughCo., a technology oriented website. After reading it you are to submit a reflection paper with the following guidelines:
- 1 to 1.5 pages, 12 pt. font, and 1" margins. It does not matter whether your double space or provide other forms of space before and after paragraphs.
- Although it is permissible to include some bullet points, the overall format should be in narrative/paragraph form.
- Feel free to include short subheadings if you wish.
- Don’t forget the proper heading with your name, date, and any other descriptive info as you desire.
- In your own words, give a brief synopsis of the article. This should be about 70-100 words.
- List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea.
- What information or ideas discussed in this article resonate with things that you already know about the topic?
- Cite a few ways that information in the article can apply to life as a designer or life in general?
(I know that it's a short article. Therefore, some redundance within your answers are OK.)
- What questions might you have after reading this article and what further explorations do you have in mind to help with the answers?
- Optional: Although this article is not issue oriented, feel free to mention any examples of faulty reasoning or points in the article that you disagree with.
- Upload your Word or PDF document to OAKS dropbox called "Graphic Design Reflections"
- Due date is Friday, January 12 by 11:59pm.