DD3016 History of Design: Lecture 4 Reflections

I always thought that the history of graphic design was on its own, having no relation to the history of art and the different art movements that emerged throughout the years. But through the past few lectures, I learnt that the history of graphic design goes along with the history of art, with each movement influencing the different styles of graphic design and how graphic design isn’t just about the layout but also the type, forms, images and the techniques.

Even though I learnt quite a lot from the lectures, I feel like I spent more time trying to memorise the terms and names rather than understanding the concepts. I think it might be because there is too much content compact into 4 weeks. However, I’m amazed at how much we have learnt and I think it is quite useful to know about graphic design even though I might not be in visual communication. Overall, I think the past 4 weeks were enjoyable and I’ve learnt a lot from Desmond.

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How Yee Teng

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3 thoughts on “DD3016 History of Design: Lecture 4 Reflections”

  1. Thank you for the feedback! Would it help if the number of terms/names is reduced so the content is more manageable? If so, which terms/art movements do you think is less ‘useful’ ?

  2. I think it would definitely be more manageable if the number of terms/names is reduced. For me, lecture 1 was the most interesting and manageable as it was about how typography came about so I think the whole of lecture 1 is very important. But as we progressed, I feel like the number of names increased and it was hard for me to remember them and also who did what. Maybe some of the terms that could be removed are the different names for the same movements, some of the artists/designers that did similar things like Glasgow four and Kolomon Moser (I’m not very sure if they’re similar enough but this was based on the notes I took) and also the names of people who designed the fonts ( I think it is more interesting to know more about the font and why it was designed that way rather than who designed it?) . It might also help if more videos or gifs were shown for the different types of printing methods as it is easier to visualize what’s happening.

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