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Welcome to Graphic Design, the second course in the Effective Communications Specialization. Over 70 different companies have provided this specialization to their employees as a resource for internal professional development. Why? Because employers know that effective visual communication is the key to attracting an audience, building a relationship, and closing the sale. This practical course gives you the tools to create professional looking Powerpoints, reports, resumes, and presentations.. Using a set of best practices refined through years of experience, you’ll • make your work look fresh and inspired. • apply simple design “tricks” to begin any project with confidence and professionalism. • receive and respond to criticism and revise your project from good to great. The key to designing well lies in process, not in luck. All of the course assignments can be completed with basic presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote. You’ll also have opportunities to explore and apply more sophisticated tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign....
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Раздел
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4 ч. на завершение

Module 1: Getting Started

This module introduces you to the importance of recognizing good design as the starting place for creating professional, attractive work of your own. We will look to the ubiquitous world of graphic design to establish a vocabulary of successful design and to find inspiration for our own projects. We will also discuss course prerequisites and review a basic digital design glossary that will help you navigate your chosen application. ...
Reading
12 видео (всего 32 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video12 видео
(Optional) What's So Great About The Capstone? (For New Learners)3мин
(Optional) From Writing to Design; the Handoff2мин
(Optional) The Importance of Designing Well1мин
Course Overview2мин
Course Prerequisites2мин
Glossary of Design Terms5мин
Professionalism in Design2мин
Designing with a Critical Eye1мин
Developing a Design Vocabulary1мин
The Importance of Inspiration1мин
Unexpected Places Yield Unexpected Results4мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
A Few Important Points About This Course10мин
A Glossary of Design Terms15мин
Developing a Design Vocabulary10мин
Why Designers Use Templates10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Glossary Quiz20мин

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Раздел
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8 ч. на завершение

Module 2: The Blank Canvas

This module will look at the blank canvas – the untouched rectangle that will become our design project. We’ll discuss the importance of working with a grid, understanding negative space, and using appropriate margins. This module will also explore the palette of elements which, when chosen and used wisely, ensure that the finished design project is successful. We’ll cover type, color, images, and graphic elements such as borders, bars, and backgrounds....
Reading
15 видео (всего 65 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video15 видео
Introducing the Grid4мин
The Grid and Audience Perception4мин
The Power of Negative Space2мин
Introducing the Palette1мин
Type Is the Message6мин
Type Anatomy5мин
Type Families7мин
Type Formatting9мин
Creating with Type3мин
Color and Its Meaning3мин
Color and the Natural World3мин
Image Treatment2мин
Creative Cropping4мин
Graphic Elements2мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Practicing Building Grids30мин
Practicing Negative Space30мин
Practicing Templates10мин
Practicing Cropping10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Typeface Quiz20мин
Seeing Design 'Tricks' in Action12мин

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10 ч. на завершение

Module 3: Tricks of the Trade

It's time to start designing! In this module, we'll discuss the process of composition. We'll use the palette items covered in Module 2, and deploy common visual design “tricks” such as contrast, repetition, sublimation, tension, and more. To help see both the effect and the universality of these design approaches, we'll look at design examples from art history, film, and current media. We’ll also cover the strategy of composition. We'll see that providing an obvious target, maintaining a natural visual flow, and prioritizing information are all critical to clear visual communication. ...
Reading
12 видео (всего 34 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video12 видео
Designing with a Closed Set of Elements: The Clarity Guitars Adмин
Contrast4мин
White Space3мин
Repetition in writing, design, and presentation1мин
Rhythm or Repetition2мин
Sublimation2мин
Interlocking Elements2мин
Introduction to Tension5мин
Tension and Movement4мин
Targets and Portals3мин
Establishing Priorities2мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Using the Closed Set10мин
Practicing Contrast 2мин
Practicing Tension45мин
Practicing Logos45мин

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7 ч. на завершение

Module 4: Revision and Distance

As we've said before, designers don't work in a vacuum. Our work will be judged by others, and, as good designers, we will learn to take that judgement constructively and in stride. In this module we’ll talk about what it means to be confident, yet open to criticism. We’ll explore the importance of revision as an ongoing component of design, as well as the need to enlist feedback and maintain distance in assessing our own work....
Reading
4 видео (всего 14 мин.), 3 тестов
Video4 видео
You Are Your Own Worst Critic3мин
Looking Back at Best Practices4мин
Moving Forward: Public Speaking1мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Rubric Training Quiz 145мин
Rubric Training Quiz 245мин
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автор: NSOct 23rd 2016

i will definitely recommend this course not only to those interested in graphic design but also to those who have to make simple power point presentations. you will find the tips very useful!

автор: COJan 16th 2018

There were a lot of design elements thought were irrelevant, now i know better. This course made graphic design limitless. It also show me how to do more and appreciate everything visible

Преподаватель

David Underwood

Design and Media Teaching Consultant
PhET Interactive Simulations, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

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CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

О специализации ''Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation'

The Effective Communication Specialization takes you on a journey of self realization. You’ll learn that excellence in communication involves the ability to express who you are—your best self—in everything you touch. By taking the individual courses, Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation, you’ll hone your written, visual, and verbal business presentation skills. You'll learn to write well-organized, clear business documents that showcase your ideas; to design elegant presentation slides, reports, documents, and other visual products; and to present and speak with confidence and power. In the final Capstone Project, you will develop a portfolio of work—including a memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—to showcase your communication skills and represent your personal brand....
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Learners need some familiarity and access to presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote. Although it is not required, design students may also use programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

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