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Course Code: 
VCD 384
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
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Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to develop a design project by using visual communication design tools. A design problem or a need is determined and analyzed. The methods and outputs of the project are determined. The final goal is to realize and present the project to an audience.
Course Content: 

Thinking, researching and production processes of design projects are analyzed. A design idea is created by following steps such as: searching literature, determining a design problem, defining contribution of the project and design methods that can be used, analyzing audiences and budget to realize the project. Realization and presentation of the project.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 5-Problem Solving, 12-Groupwork, 15-Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, C-Assignment, E-Project / Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Defines a design problem, proposes a solution to the problem. 1 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
2. Examines and recognises research and production processes of a design project. 2,3 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
3. Project’s conceptual frame and application method are correlated. 9 1, 2, 5, 15 A,C,E
4. Design is structured through intellectual processes. 10 1, 2, 5, 12,15 A,C,E
5. Produces and evaluates original design ideas and applications. 1,3,9 1, 2, 5, 12,15 A,C,E

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction, information about the content of the course  
2 Presentation of a design theme chosen and discussion on inter disciplinary design project examples Examples on issue
3 Definition of a project problem. Contribution of the project and investigation of how it will be supplied. Research
4 Analyzing proposals for similar project problems and exploring different proposals. Research
5 Project’s frame is constituted, general and spesific aims are described. Determining the media tools that will be used. Research &
6 Practice  
7 Methods of the project and outputs analyzes are determined. Research
8 Student presentation  
9 Mid-term Exam  
10 Analyzing audiences and performance, planning schedule and determining budget. Research &
11 Practice  
12 Workshop Practice
13 Workshop Practice
14 Workshop Practice
15 Workshop Practice
16 Discussion on the outputs. Critical Thinking

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook http://daisukeendo.com/process-book

“Paul Rand: A Designer`s Art”, Paul Rand

“Design as Future-Making”, Susan Yelavich, Barbara Adams

Avrupa Birliği Projeleri – Erasmus Plus

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en

Additional Resources https://www.dezeen.com/

https://www.e-flux.com/

https://www.creativebloq.com/computer-arts-magazine

https://www.printmag.com/

https://contestwatchers.com/

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments Weekly

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Final 1 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.          X
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.         X
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.       X  
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.       X  
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.       X  
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.       X  
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.       X  
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.         X

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload     92
Total Workload / 25 (s)     3,68
ECTS Credit of the Course     4