Courses in Designing
The mix of design courses offered through Study.com explore the central ideas to design. These courses explore the principles and elements of design, as well as design processes needed to complete thoughtful and successful projects.
Explore our full library of design courses:
What is Design?
What do billboards, logos, websites, magazines, video games, indoor spaces, and even grocery store aisles have in common? They are all the projects of designers. The intentional, creative, and original work is called design. Design is the process of creating items like those in the previous list, along with many more visual and everyday items to appeal intentionally to a specific audience. In marketing, it's used to draw in customers.
Designers must consider multiple components that vary depending on the project and the audience. Designers often need to be familiar with using a combination of text and images to appeal to human emotions and convey a certain message or relevant information. For example, certain colors might be associated with certain emotions or events, such as black with death in western cultures, and designers will utilize these colors to help the piece achieve its purpose. Whether the designer is working on a website or working to create an appealing storefront, clarity of information and visual appeal are essential.
A successful designer must understand the various elements of design in order to be effective in the organization and the flow of information. Commonly-recognized elements of design include the aforementioned color, as well as form, texture, lines, shape, and typography. There are other principles of design as well, principles which are beneficial to know (such as contrast and proportion). All these elements and principles convey information. For example, using jagged lines might create a tense mood in a viewer, while using bright colors, bold lines, and traditional shapes would help a product appeal to kids.
Because this form of visual communication transcends written language and helps bridge different cultures, design impacts a large audience. It's relevant to art, literature, economics, education, and more. Furthermore, we encounter design everyday.
Study.com has partnered with the award-winning Tutoring team at Enhanced Prep to bring you personalized online Design tutoring. Discover a unique tutoring program to get you the grade, score, or school.
Enhanced Prep provides a truly customizable approach to tutoring, focusing on each student's specific needs. Students are matched with the right tutor who can help them study for a Design test one day and prep for their upcoming college entrance exam the next.
Enhanced Prep professional tutors have a minimum of 5 years' experience helping students get into their dream schools. Other leading services require as little as half a year of experience.
No two students are the same. Tutors create a unique game plan for each student following an assessment of their individual strengths and weaknesses.