University of Technology Sydney

88912 Histories of Visual Information Design

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

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This subject introduces students to the histories of visual information design through a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials. The material covered provides the students with an opportunity to investigate the key moments that have defined information design, and shaped past and current practice. In this subject, information design is located predominantly within the narrative history formed by visual communication. Subsequently it is understood as a cultural practice that informs, and is informed by, the environment in which it is produced.