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Balancing Aesthetics and Essence


Department of Information and Communications Technology
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Course Overview

This course will teach students how to create infographics and apply learnings on how to balance aesthetics and essence. Students will learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing work of art while keeping the essential content understandable and effective.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • learn how to combine art with practicality
  • create various types of infographics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to Infographics

7 Videos | 1 Activity

7 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Infographics
  • Plan
  • Layout Design
  • Infographic Assets
  • Activity: List Infographics
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Colors, Shapes and Types for Timeline Infographic

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Colors in Illustrator
  • Type in Illustrator
  • Alignment and Pathfinder Tool
  • Framework and Layouts
  • Activity: Timeline Infographic
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: Data Visualization and Comparison Infographics

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Charts and Data
  • Illustrator Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Creative Techniques
  • Activity: Comparison Infographics
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: Patterns and Texture Design for Process Infographics

5 Videos | 1 Activity

5 Videos

  • Patterns and Textures
  • Importing and Editing
  • Modern World
  • Activity: Process Infographics
  • Key Takeaways

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    DICT-GD005
  2. Classes Start

    TBA
  3. Estimated Effort

    2 hrs./week (8 hours)
  4. Price

    Free