Course title
Practice on Foundation in Visual Communication

HIDAKA Kyoko Click to show questionnaire result at 2018


KAWAI Shunsuke
Course description
The principles of visual communication, as well as the fundamental theories of color, typography, and composition, as well as their qualities as formative components, will be mastered by students. Students will learn the principles of information design by producing UI/UX designs utilizing graphic software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD).
Purpose of class
In this course, we aim to learn basic graphs, charts, panel presentations, posters and powerpoint for the future projects. Students will learn how to visualize ideas in mind and to communicate via graphic/digital designs.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to learn principles and applications of visual commiunication
  2. To be able to learn skills of basic typography and layout
  3. To be able to learn skill of PC applications for graphic design
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation and Overview of the Course
Making a Portfolio
Grayscale Gradation Exercise
Read the Syllabus and prepare tools 20minutes
2. Dendrogram, Making Yourself into Graph or Chart Grayscale Gradation Exercise 190minutes
3. Typography: Japanese
Mincho, Gothic
Mincho/Gothic Exercise 190minutes
4. Typography: Roman Alphabets
Layout your name by alphabet
Alphabet Exercise 190minutes
5. Typography: Spacing Alphabet Exercise 190minutes
6. Layout and Composition: Comparison of Leaflets Complete layout assignments 240minutes
7. Visualize the internal structure Review the assignments 190minutes
8. Mid-Term Presentation and Critique (2) Read the textbook and write an essay 240minutes
9. Workshop of information and structure: Making a map or chart of Shibaura Institute of Technology, Omiya Campus Complete the group work 240minutes
10. PC Exercise: Adobe Illustrator (1) Complete PC assignments 190minutes
11. PC Exercise: Adobe Illustrator (2) Complete PC assignments 190minutes
12. PC Exercise: Adobe Photoshop
Complete PC assignments 240minutes
13. PC Exercise: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Complete PC assignments 240minutes
14. Final Presentation and Critique (2) We may join the presentation day in the second semester at Shibaura Campus. Time, venue and contents is TBA in the class. Prepare the portfolio 100minutes
Total. - - 2650minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Grayscale Typography Layout Fieldwork PC Graphic Poster Total.
1. 10% 5% 10% 5% 10% 40%
2. 15% 10% 10% 35%
3. 10% 5% 10% 25%
4. 0%
5. 0%
Total. 20% 25% 20% 15% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
All practical course work assignments and essays, class-participation and attendance are evaluated.
Textbooks and reference materials
Will inform during the class.
Necessary materials and tools are introduced at the orientation.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Ask the instructors questions concerning assignments during the classes.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable The font designer will teach graphic design.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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