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Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0221-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

This course enables students to explore both the conceptual and practical realms of architecture through a series of studio projects, with supporting lecture content. Discussions focus on how experience, daily use, culture and aesthetics influence the field of architectural design, while studio projects develop a creative yet rigorous design process through drawing, model making, and critique. Initially, students complete design exercises that develop understandings of three-dimensional form, material properties, architectural scale, and spatial experience. As the course progresses, students apply these principles to a site-specific design project with programmatic needs. Individuals with or without design experience are welcome, as projects are suitable to each student's background.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Nathan Friedman (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0739-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

Typography in conjunction with imagery poses a challenge for designers. This class offers students a unique opportunity to connect the dots. The two mediums will inspire students in finding either harmony or discord. Neither is proven wrong. This course addresses these issues through a broad mix of assignments that enable students to improve their aesthetic sensibilities and design skills. Various typefaces are provided and investigated as functioning visual systems and design languages, each one possessing its own organization, proportion, spacing, texture and conveyed meaning. The history of writing systems is made available to students. This course is open to professionals and students with introductory, intermediate or advanced levels of experience, with students assigned projects according to their specific skill levels. For additional information please contact fwerner@risd.edu.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in typography and basic skills in Photoshop are helpful but not required.


Instructor
  • Name: Franz Werner (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0742-03 ( Class is almost Full )
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

This hands-on course teaches designers how to conceive, prototype and program websites. In order to better understand the possibilities and constraints of browser-based design, students learn how to build websites for desktops, tablets and mobile phones. A series of assignments culminates in a portfolio website. Participants complete the course with knowledge of HTML, CSS, Sass and GitHub, as well as improved web imaging skills, an understanding of web-based typography, and a more critical eye for design. Special emphasis is placed on user experience (UX), user interface design, information architecture and interaction design. This course is open to designers of all levels, including opportunities for intermediate and advanced students to build upon previous experience.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Roy Vanegas (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0796-03 ( Class is almost Full )
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

In this course, students design a visual identity system for an organization. Students begin with creating a visual language and the core graphic elements, such as the logo, color palette, icons and typeface selections. They then design a stationery set, grids, sound, an animation and a website prototype to experience how the identity adapts to different contexts. Students explore what makes an identity successful and cohesive, how an identity translates across media (print, motion and interaction), and aspects of branding. The focus of the course is on the graphic designer’s role in identity projects. For the final assignment, students create an identity manual. In addition to course projects and critiques, students receive reference examples, software tutorials, and readings. This course is open to students of all levels, as well as professionals. Students with introductory experience in graphic design and/or familiarity with Adobe software are encouraged to attend this course.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Tarallo (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0815-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

In this course students explore the expansive, multidisciplinary field of industrial design and experience firsthand the design process from market research to finalized concept. Emphasis is placed on learning how to think like a designer to: identify and define problems; conduct design research methods; brainstorm ideas; generate 2D concept drawings and 3D concept models; validate ideas through testing; and revise, refine, and finalize design solutions in detailed drawings and working models. Students build empathy and problem-solving skills in a series of human-centered design challenges and work to understand how to integrate a suite of complementary skills – researching, writing, drawing, modeling, and presenting – in the process of designing innovative solutions for people. Students create a final presentation of their own design. Basic drawing skills, while not required, will aid in students taking full advantage of the course.

Students looking for a full industrial design immersion may take this course in combination with "Sketching + Rendering for Design Thinking."

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to the following hardware: digital camera or smartphone; color printer (inkjet or laser).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Leidtke (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-0824-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

The ability to visualize and communicate ideas both rapidly and convincingly on any platform (analog or digital) begins with the development of strong hand-drawing skills. Drawing is one of the most valuable skills needed in design work; it is critical for thinking through ideas, and for expressing design ideas to oneself, one’s colleagues and one’s clients. Accordingly, this course explores a wide range of tools, materials, processes and techniques that help hone drawing and visual communication skills, from very simple working sketches to full-color professional presentation renderings. Topics covered include rapid visualization drawing, ideation, basic and advanced perspective, blocking out shapes, appropriate point of view, composition, tonal contrast, light and shadow, textures and details, and presentation. Students receive instruction in the use of assorted media, including pen, pencil, markers and a variety of drawing papers. Assignments not only encourage technical skill development, but also promote letting go of one’s fear of failure, fostering imagination, inventiveness, and creative capacity–talents that inspire innovative thinking. Students create a final presentation of their own design. Basic drawing skills, while not required, will aid in students taking full advantage of the course.

Students looking for a full industrial design immersion may take this course in combination with "Introduction to Industrial Design."

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to the following hardware: digital camera or smartphone; color printer (inkjet or laser).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Leidtke (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-1304-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

The visualizing of information into graphic form is one of the oldest forms of graphic design, and is one of the essential areas of professional design engagement. This course focuses on the organization and analysis of data, and the concepts and methods of visualizing information. Using information structure and visual systems of form, color and typography, students work on two multifaceted projects that communicate complex information through the use of maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. These projects explore issues of mapping, hierarchy, location, time, comparison, format and the use of symbolic visual language.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Douglass Scott (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-1307-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

Clothing stands at the center of human experience in function and cultural and individual identity. In this course students broaden individual understanding of both material properties and the essential elements of fashion design. The course begins with an introduction to historical and contemporary practices in the advancement of clothing. Students then receive foundational instruction in apparel design techniques, including: design process, pattern making, draping, construction and sewing (machine and hand). Exploration of materials and construction techniques is achieved through using geometric shapes (rectangles, squares, circles and triangles). Lectures and discussions on issues of waste and garment life-cycle, fast fashion and production methods underscore the importance of best practices in sustainability for students to consider in their own process. Development of a strong personal vision through weekly critiques and discussions allows students to build a comprehensive sketchbook/scrapbook, and to create a working sample collection of construction techniques that support ideas for a final collection of finished garments. Previous sewing experience not required. Access to a sewing machine and sewing supplies required.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Maha Barsom (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-1793-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

The creation of books continues to be a vibrant area of design activity. Knowledge of book design can create many opportunities to design all kinds of books, and also improve the quality of one's typographic work in general. This course includes basic information about book typography, grids and structures, proportions, formats and binding. We review many excellent examples of book designs and their strategies. During this intensive course, we work on three book design prototypes:

1) a typical text-only book, such as fiction or history;
2) a more complicated book with inherent special design needs, such as a textbook, cookbook, or how-to book; and
3) an illustrated book with drawings or photographs, in which there is a need to make decisions that create a visually coherent and interesting sequence of pages.

With all of these projects, we learn about the relationship of the front and end matter to the text pages (title pages, contents, index, etc.), as well as the use of page numbers, running titles and other decorative material. We focus on pacing and rhythm, the use of white space, the typesetting of extracts, bulleted and numbered lists, and other special situations. We also discuss the relationship of the book's cover to the design of the interior. This course has been formulated for students at any level of experience (from beginner to advanced) including graphic designers, those working in publishing, and those interested in the book arts.

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Douglass Scott (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 31 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/WK-WKSHP-3264-02
67 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $2200


Description

Cities and urbanization unequally shape urban natures, requiring communities to find a range of situated stewardship practices. The concept of civic ecology seeks to understand these practices that emerge as people seek more livable and ecologically linked futures, and ultimately shape their urban ecologies. Throughout the course, students will investigate their own lived experience and positionality, developing and sharing stories of their orientation to caring for meaningful places. Lectures, readings and videos highlight examples of how transdisciplinary and participatory practices of stewardship seek to address unequal ecologies, particularly those shaped by processes of urbanization. Through the study of place, students learn about situated stewardship practices, particularly in the context of social and environmental justice. As a final project, students create a multimedia “story” of a civic ecology practice of their choosing.

RISD degree students: Satisfactory completion of this course with a ‘C’ or better can count as 3 transfer credits toward the HPSS elective requirements.This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head or major advisor using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office and then complete the online course registration.

3 credits

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryce DuBois (Bio)