Information Design

Art Theory and Aesthetical Practice 1

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Introduction to art of the 20th century with focus on Dadaism, Surrealism, Op Art; setting various art movements into context with information design and adequate musical styles; analysis of aesthetic and content-related aspects of contemporary graphics and paintings; practical and material-technological tasks to given topics.

Learning outcomes

Basics of Information Design

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Wibke Weber (ed.), Kompendium Informationsdesign, Berlin-Heidelberg 2008; P Mijksenaar P, Visual Function. An Introduction to Information Design, New York 1997; R Pettersson, Information Design. An introduction, Amsterdam Philadelphia 2002; T Rurik, M Burke, Gestaltung als Aufklärung, in: Meier C (Hrsg) Design Theorie. Beiträge zu einer Disziplin, Frankfurt am Main 2003, S 144–150.
Journals: Form. Zeitschrift für Gestaltung; Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft

Mode of delivery


Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, active participation in class, work piece