Visual design isn't just what the web looks like, it's what the web feels like. Through careful considerations in the pairing of words and images, we're able to evoke certain emotions within our web apps and sites. In this class, you'll study the marriage of functionality and beauty as you dive into the foundations of graphic design.
What will I be able to design?
You'll be immersed in the principles of copy writing and graphic design to craft more beautiful, helpful, and clear web apps and websites.
What you’ll learn
Principles of graphic design
Fundamentals of typography
Foundations in layout, color, and iconography
User-centered, empathic design
The power of words and clear copy writing
How good design is a science and an art
Good design happens when your app is intuitive, usable and solves a problem. After 11 weeks you will be able to articulate why something is well designed and use these same principles in your own work.