COMD 425: Projects in Information Design

Contemporary information design practice combines principles of critical problem-solving in design as well as an understanding of graphic language, user needs, built environment, interaction design and perceptual psychology. Despite this broad base, it is essentially about presenting complex material to particular audiences or users. The physical and communicative outcomes of information design are diverse and continually evolving, ranging from diagrams and various forms of complex layout to wayfinding and systems design. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore issues relevant to contemporary information design practice in depth, through exposure to current theories and practical approaches. The course comprises research-led studio projects and case studies that reflect contemporary, real-world themes in information design. Projects are undertaken through studio work, seminar discussions and critiques (with guest visitors as appropriate). Students are encouraged to develop an advanced level of engagement with information design theory and practice.

Priority is given to COMD students in Year 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.


Completion of 90 credits

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