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Welcome to Graphic Design, the second course in the Effective Communications Specialization. Over 70 different companies have provided this specialization to their employees as a resource for internal professional development. Why? Because employers know that effective visual communication is the key to attracting an audience, building a relationship, and closing the sale. This practical course gives you the tools to create professional looking Powerpoints, reports, resumes, and presentations.. Using a set of best practices refined through years of experience, you’ll • make your work look fresh and inspired. • apply simple design “tricks” to begin any project with confidence and professionalism. • receive and respond to criticism and revise your project from good to great. The key to designing well lies in process, not in luck. All of the course assignments can be completed with basic presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote. You’ll also have opportunities to explore and apply more sophisticated tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign....
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字幕:English, Italian

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100% 在线课程

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完成时间大约为8 小时
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完成时间为 4 小时

Module 1: Getting Started

This module introduces you to the importance of recognizing good design as the starting place for creating professional, attractive work of your own. We will look to the ubiquitous world of graphic design to establish a vocabulary of successful design and to find inspiration for our own projects. We will also discuss course prerequisites and review a basic digital design glossary that will help you navigate your chosen application. ...
Reading
12 个视频(共 32 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video12 个视频
(Optional) What's So Great About The Capstone? (For New Learners)3分钟
(Optional) From Writing to Design; the Handoff2分钟
(Optional) The Importance of Designing Well1分钟
Course Overview2分钟
Course Prerequisites2分钟
Glossary of Design Terms5分钟
Professionalism in Design2分钟
Designing with a Critical Eye1分钟
Developing a Design Vocabulary1分钟
The Importance of Inspiration1分钟
Unexpected Places Yield Unexpected Results4分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
A Few Important Points About This Course10分钟
A Glossary of Design Terms15分钟
Developing a Design Vocabulary10分钟
Why Designers Use Templates10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Glossary Quiz20分钟

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完成时间为 8 小时

Module 2: The Blank Canvas

This module will look at the blank canvas – the untouched rectangle that will become our design project. We’ll discuss the importance of working with a grid, understanding negative space, and using appropriate margins. This module will also explore the palette of elements which, when chosen and used wisely, ensure that the finished design project is successful. We’ll cover type, color, images, and graphic elements such as borders, bars, and backgrounds....
Reading
15 个视频(共 65 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video15 个视频
Introducing the Grid4分钟
The Grid and Audience Perception4分钟
The Power of Negative Space2分钟
Introducing the Palette1分钟
Type Is the Message6分钟
Type Anatomy5分钟
Type Families7分钟
Type Formatting9分钟
Creating with Type3分钟
Color and Its Meaning3分钟
Color and the Natural World3分钟
Image Treatment2分钟
Creative Cropping4分钟
Graphic Elements2分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Practicing Building Grids30分钟
Practicing Negative Space30分钟
Practicing Templates10分钟
Practicing Cropping10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Typeface Quiz20分钟
Seeing Design 'Tricks' in Action12分钟

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完成时间为 10 小时

Module 3: Tricks of the Trade

It's time to start designing! In this module, we'll discuss the process of composition. We'll use the palette items covered in Module 2, and deploy common visual design “tricks” such as contrast, repetition, sublimation, tension, and more. To help see both the effect and the universality of these design approaches, we'll look at design examples from art history, film, and current media. We’ll also cover the strategy of composition. We'll see that providing an obvious target, maintaining a natural visual flow, and prioritizing information are all critical to clear visual communication. ...
Reading
12 个视频(共 34 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video12 个视频
Designing with a Closed Set of Elements: The Clarity Guitars Ad分钟
Contrast4分钟
White Space3分钟
Repetition in writing, design, and presentation1分钟
Rhythm or Repetition2分钟
Sublimation2分钟
Interlocking Elements2分钟
Introduction to Tension5分钟
Tension and Movement4分钟
Targets and Portals3分钟
Establishing Priorities2分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Using the Closed Set10分钟
Practicing Contrast 2分钟
Practicing Tension45分钟
Practicing Logos45分钟

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完成时间为 7 小时

Module 4: Revision and Distance

As we've said before, designers don't work in a vacuum. Our work will be judged by others, and, as good designers, we will learn to take that judgement constructively and in stride. In this module we’ll talk about what it means to be confident, yet open to criticism. We’ll explore the importance of revision as an ongoing component of design, as well as the need to enlist feedback and maintain distance in assessing our own work....
Reading
4 个视频(共 14 分钟), 3 个测验
Video4 个视频
You Are Your Own Worst Critic3分钟
Looking Back at Best Practices4分钟
Moving Forward: Public Speaking1分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Rubric Training Quiz 145分钟
Rubric Training Quiz 245分钟
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创建者 NSOct 23rd 2016

i will definitely recommend this course not only to those interested in graphic design but also to those who have to make simple power point presentations. you will find the tips very useful!

创建者 COJan 16th 2018

There were a lot of design elements thought were irrelevant, now i know better. This course made graphic design limitless. It also show me how to do more and appreciate everything visible

讲师

David Underwood

Design and Media Teaching Consultant
PhET Interactive Simulations, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

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关于 Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation 专项课程

The Effective Communication Specialization takes you on a journey of self realization. You’ll learn that excellence in communication involves the ability to express who you are—your best self—in everything you touch. By taking the individual courses, Business Writing, Graphic Design, and Successful Presentation, you’ll hone your written, visual, and verbal business presentation skills. You'll learn to write well-organized, clear business documents that showcase your ideas; to design elegant presentation slides, reports, documents, and other visual products; and to present and speak with confidence and power. In the final Capstone Project, you will develop a portfolio of work—including a memo, a slide deck, and a presentation—to showcase your communication skills and represent your personal brand....
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation

常见问题

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Learners need some familiarity and access to presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote. Although it is not required, design students may also use programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

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