Information Design Course

Information Design + Data Visualization

The visualizing of information into graphic form is one of the oldest forms of graphic design, and is one of the essential areas of professional design engagement. This course focuses on the organization and analysis of data, and the concepts and methods of visualizing information. Using information structure and visual systems of form, color and typography, students work on two multifaceted projects that communicate complex information through the use of maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. These projects explore issues of mapping, hierarchy, location, time, comparison, format and the use of symbolic visual language.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.

Technology Requirements:

  • This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
  • This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
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Course #1304
Douglass Scott

Online Course
June 22–July 31, 2020

Tuition $2,200
3 Credits

Faculty

Douglass Scott

Douglass Scott was, until 2010, creative director at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, where he had worked since 1974. He currently runs a design practice doing book and identity design, and is consulting art director for Davis Publications, an art education publisher in Worcester, Mass. Scott teaches graphic design at Yale University School of Art and at RISD, where he is a recipient of the John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has given more than 200 lectures on the history of design and printing, as well as his own work, at colleges, universities and symposia. Scott's design work has won awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Society of Typographic Arts, Boston Hatch Awards, New York Art Directors Club, Boston Art Directors Club, Broadcast Designers Association and Bookbuilders of Boston. Scott holds a BArch from University of Nebraska, an MFA from Yale University, and studied the history of graphic design with Louis Danziger at Harvard University.

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