The design major is structured to teach visual, intellectual, conceptual and technical skills- providing you with the ability to articulate message, purpose and meaning through the language of the discipline. The curriculum covers a wide variety of media, including print, motion and interactive. Working with a diverse set of media will prepare you with the visual and technical skills needed for professional practice.
Design is the practice-based discipline raising important questions about—and providing significant answers to—how we live. Designers are needed when we don’t know what is needed. Designers propose alternative futures and create new choices using design principles and processes to create, compose and construct meaning in diverse knowledge fields. We provide broad understanding of the principles and systems of perception, action and communication. We offer concentrations in the design practices of graphic and information design, interaction design and experience design. Graphic design makes messages and meaning using visual form and the integration of text and image. It often has a persuasive intention and uses rules of visual composition, form and pattern to enable storytelling or create attention and an ambience for consideration. Information design focuses on visualizing concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge. Interaction design focuses on the creation of navigable interfaces and systems that allow audiences to achieve meaningful goals, connecting people to people and people to information and environments. Experience design is a holistic systems approach to human and natural environments for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seeks to improve the various human contexts in which we eat, sleep, travel, work, play, operate, recuperate, cooperate and enjoy life. As intensive studio programs, these curricula balance design history and theory with studio projects in dynamic, static, virtual and actual media. As active participants in the interpretation and production of information and experience, you have the opportunity to integrate many facets of your university liberal arts education.
A jacket with classic lines and a graceful shape. A website where information is easy to find. A book set in a typeface that complements the text perfectly. An art gallery where the displays flow naturally together. All these items have one thing in common--they were crafted with care by designers. Majoring in design at UC Davis allows you to combine artistic skill and training with experience in practical and commercial applications. Under the guidance of some of the nation's most highly regarded design instructors, you'll learn to give the products of your imagination a tangible shape and to put your creativity to work solving real-world problems… beautifully.
The European Design Institute (IED) was founded in 1966 by Francesco Morelli, who is still working as the president of the educational network. This is the world's largest private profile educational organization: its specialization lies in the field of design, fashion and visual art, as well as communications. The campuses of the Institute are in Italy (the largest number of cities covered), Spain and Brazil, you can study in English and Italian, as well as in Spanish and Portuguese.
The European Design Institute IED Turin (IED Torino) was founded in one of Italy's most advanced, dynamic and vibrant cities. Turin has always been a national large industrial center, and since the end of the 19th century research projects and institutes have started to develop actively, innovative development programs for a wide range of business areas, including design and fashion, have been introduced. Today Turin is considered one of the world's most important centers of the automotive industry, a major center for environmental sustainability research and a point of creating a new culture of nutrition and eco-products.
The European Design Institute IED Torino (IED Torino) is considered not just one of the best design schools in the world - it is one of the largest and most important centers of transport and automobile design, a place of development of projects of global importance. Increasingly, private industry and government bodies are turning to the institute for unique developments, including for examples of environmentally correct and safe design, so important for the modern world.