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Required Materials:
1. Memory Card or Stick or any USB device to transport your work from home to lab, and lab machine to lab machine.

2. Notebook/Sketchbook. You may use a 3 ring binder with pockets, or a bound sketchbook. Keep all sketches and homework exercises together for final review.

3. Required Textbook: Three texts. See Below.

Required Reading
There are three required books for the course, with additional readings.

1. Bennett, Audrey and Heller, Steven (eds). Design Studies: Theory and Research in Graphic Design. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.
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2. Dabner, David. Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in the Principles and Practices of Graphic Design (Third Edition). New York: Wiley, 2004.
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3. Lupton, Ellen. Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.
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4. Norman, Donald. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
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5. McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: Harper, 1994.
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6. Kjeldskov, Jesper, Skov, Mikael, and Stage, Jan. “Instant Data Analysis: Conducting Usability Evaluations in a Day. Proceedings of CHI 2004:

1. The Principles of Design from Digital Web Magazine:

2. Art, Design, and Visual Thinking by Charlotte Jirousek:

3. Gestalt Design and Composition by James T. Saw:

4. Society for Gestalt Theory and its Applications:

5. Graphic Design Basics blog:

6. Introduction to the Principles of Design by Jacci Howard Bear:

7. Some Ideas about Composition and Design by Marvin Bartel:

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