2016 Editorial Designing in the Media

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Nohara Kayoko  Kawasaki Norihiro   
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Course description and aims

There are various fields regarding design such as graphic, editorial, product, space, service and communication. In fact, we must "design" every moment in daily life. In this circumstance, consciousness of the social environment surrounding users is relevant.
With this viewpoint, this course encourages students to think about design in an enthusiastic manner.

Student learning outcomes

- To understand the role of design in the media
- To acquire ability in finding problems of design
- To understand possibilities of design in the media


media, design, editing

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course is divided into two phases: 1. Finding problems through lectures and fieldwork. 2. Criticizing presentations of proposals.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Relationship between design and the media Analyzing some media, thinking of how it was designed in the past and what is the background of design.
Class 2 Observation on design Observing various designs and find their features, effect and meanings. Thinking of the value of design.
Class 3 Editing of design Finding new values, sharing own ideas obtained through observations on design with others.
Class 4 Proposal for finding problems Proposing an idea obtained through observations on design.
Class 5 Approaches to solutions Thinking possibilities for solutions.
Class 6 Presentation Final presentation


Nothing particular

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, "Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming", MIT Press, 2013

Assessment criteria and methods

Presentation and report

Related courses

  • LAW.X316 : Approaches to Creative Expression

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing particular

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