Design Education

Look here for online course excerpts, design education news, trends and theories that are shaping the education experience at some of the best schools educating designers – including online graphic design courses. Plus, simply see how design education has changed over the years and where it is going in the future.

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A Chicago Tribune Geek-Out !

A crazy quilt of material concerning aspects of the Chicago Tribune that have injected themselves into J.J. Sedelmaier's personal and professional life.

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The Struggle to Tame Hitler’s Words

"Mein Kampf" has recently been rereleased as a critical document, with commentaries encircling the main text. Steven Heller speaks with the book's designer, Rudolf Paulus Gorbach.

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Tweak Your Management Style for the 21st Century Workforce

When eyeing the next upward move in your career, look to your former bosses for guidance. Talk to them. Evaluate them as a leader. While you’re analyzing them, you’ll discover that a particular set of characteristics comprise every leader that you admire. As I am taking the Management Fundamentals course on HOW Design University,...

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6 Reasons Why Print Design Will Continue to Thrive

Roberto Blake will be speaking at HOW Design Live 2016. Register today to hear his presentation, “Cutting Through the Noise: Social Media for Creatives.” Believe it or not, the print industry does not need saving. If you’re a designer, this might surprise you. It’s likely you’ve heard many print professionals bemoaning the necessity of learning coding...

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Weekend Heller: Summer in Rome

Steven Heller and co. from the Typography Workshop In Rome are accepting applications for the School of Visual Arts' summer event.

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The Interaction Between the Brain Hemispheres While Drawing

Sketchpad, charcoals and pencils at the ready, I begin the first lesson in Figure Drawing. I knew to expect an overall review of figure proportions, but I did not expect to learn about the science behind drawing and how the brain works to deliver the sketches on paper. And I really didn’t expect to...

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14 Reliable Data Sources for Creating Infographics

Visual messages are interpreted faster than textual ones at a mind-blowing rate of 60,000 times faster. Hence, infographics have quickly become a popular method for presenting detailed data. While infographics are beautiful and efficient, they hold a strong responsibility of providing accurate data. To assist designers in digging up reliable data, we listed some of...