(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Information design occurs over a variety of media, uses a variety of strategies, and a range of specialized tools. This course introduces students to the software environments that have been adapted to meet strategic issues in design. Using a case-study approach, the course requires students to solve real-world information design problems using appropriate tools and methods. The course is roughly divided between paper-based and web-based and digital publishing outcomes. Major topics include file management, text management, graphics; quality assurance, color systems, preformatted elements, and multi-purposing.

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