Information Design

Media Theory 1

Lecture, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Short overview of the most important media theories of the 20th century; classification of media; basics of linguistics and semiotics; research on effects; acquisition of analysis capabilities and of the potential for implementation of own work pieces

Learning outcomes

Basics of Information Design

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

C Kostelnick,M Hassett M, Shaping Information. The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions, Carbondale 2003; A Loos, Ornament und Verbrechen. In: Fischer V, Hamilton A (Hrsg.) (1999) Theorien der Gestaltung. Grundlagentexte zum Design, Band 1. Frankfurt am Main, S 114–120; B Mau, Massive Change, London New York 2004; C Meier (Hrsg), Design Theorie. Beiträge zu einer Disziplin, Frankfurt am Main 2003;

Mode of delivery


Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, active participation in class