Information Design

Cultural Studies

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

Discussion on the term "Cultural Studies". Origin and history of Cultural Studies. Discussion of relevant explanation models dealing with pop culture, lifestyle, media worlds, globalisation and the like relevant to the studies of information design.

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