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2019/2020

Theory of Design

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555TD KZ 2 1P+1C
Lecturer:
Hubert Kamil Guzik (guarantor), Irena Hradecká
Tutor:
Hubert Kamil Guzik (guarantor), Irena Hradecká
Supervisor:
Department of Theory and History of Architecture
Synopsis:

The course provides an overview of selected product (and graphic) design concepts and notions from the late 19th century to the present. The course focuses on ontological issues of design, relationship between form and function, ornament, information visualization theory and ecological responsibility of design. Students will be introduced to the diverse sociological aspects of the field, both from the point of view of the designer and the user, including the feminist critique of design or the influence of subcultures on mainstream design. Attention will also be given to theoretical thinking about design as a marketing tool. Students will learn about selected aesthetic problems that are relevant to the theory of design, especially the kitsch phenomenon. Selected lectures will focus on text analysis.

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