PV078 Graphic Design I

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
MgA. Jana Malíková (lecturer)
MgA. Helena Lukášová, ArtD. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MgA. Helena Lukášová, ArtD.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PV078/01: Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Tue 10:00–11:50 C403, J. Malíková
PV078/02: Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Mon 8:00–9:50 C403, J. Malíková
PV123 Visual Communication && SOUHLAS
Subject "Graphic Design" presupposes a creativity as well as respecting the nature of the subject including a manual work depending on the given task.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 76 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This course helps students to develop the basic skills in the creation of graphic compositions and work with typography (recommended course PV066: Typography I). In the study process of this course students meet with the basics of pre-press. This course aims to introduce students to the main problems of graphic design: graphic stylization, abstraction, nonverbal communication, interpretation and presentation.
Learning outcomes
Student will understand the basic terminology, will be able to work with professional software for vector grpahics, will be able to articulate her own drawing concepts and realize a given design. Student will be able to create a pictogram set on a given topic.
  • Graphic poster.
  • Pictogram and signage system.
  • Illustrations.
  • SCHER, Paula and Martin LORENZ. Left, right, up, down : new directions in signage and wayfinding. Berlin: Gestalten, 2010. 240 s. ISBN 9783899553123. info
  • EVAMY, Michael. Graphics explained : 7 top designers, 7 briefs, 49 solutions... in their own words. Mies: Rotovision, 2009. 221 s. ISBN 9782888930259. info
  • The wayfinding handbookinformation design for public places. Edited by David Gibson - Christopher Pullman. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. 152 p. ISBN 1568987692. info
  • 1000 signs. Edited by Carlos Mustienes - Thomas Hilland. Köln: Taschen, 2009. 313 s. ISBN 9783836510011. info
  • Data flow : visualising information in graphic design. Edited by Ferdi Van Heerden - Robert Klanten. Berlin: Gestalten, 2008. 255 s. ISBN 9783899552171. info
  • TWEMLOW, Alice. K čemu je grafický design? Translated by Kateřina Cenkerová. V Praze: Slovart, 2008. 256 s. ISBN 9788073910273. info
  • Mapping graphic navigational systems. Edited by William Owen - Roger Fawcett-Tang. Mies: Rotovision, 2008. 208 s. ISBN 9782888930365. info
  • Nya bildsymboler för många fler : grafiska symboler för publik information = New graphical symbols for many more : graphical symbols for public information. Edited by Annica Nordegren - Marie Arvinius, Translated by Roger Tanner. Stockholm: Arvinius, 2008. 163 s. ISBN 9789185689194. info
  • AYMERICH, Marta. Symbols, pictograms & silhouettes. Translated by Mar Trallero. Barcelona: Index Book, 2008. 402 s. ISBN 9788496774360. info
  • MILLMAN, Debbie. The essential principles of graphic design. Mies: Rotovision, 2008. 256 s. ISBN 9782940361809. info
  • AGI graphic design since 1950. Edited by Ben Bos - Elly Bos. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007. 800 s. ISBN 9780500513422. info
  • KRAMPEN, Martin, Michael GÖTTE and Michael KNEIDL. Die Welt der Zeichen : Kommunikation mit Piktogrammen = The world of signs : communication by pictographs. Translated by A. Krampen. Ludwigsburg: Avedition, 2007. 147 s. ISBN 9783899860863. info
  • DORRIAN, Mike and Liz FARRELLY. One hundred at 360° : graphic design's new global generation. London: Laurence King, 2007. [350] s. ISBN 9781856695268. info
  • DORRIAN, Mike and Liz FARRELLY. One hundred at 360° : graphic design's new global generation. London: Laurence King, 2007. [350] s. ISBN 9781856695268. info
  • The big book of graphic design. Edited by Roger Walton. 1. ed. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2007. 334 s. ISBN 9780061215247. info
  • A2Z : and more signs. Edited by Mel Gooding - Julian Rothenstein. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. 320 s. ISBN 0500286043. info
  • KOLESÁR, Zdeno. Kapitoly z dejín grafického dizajnu. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské centrum dizajnu, 2006. 224 s. ISBN 8096865854. info
  • Pictogram and icon collection : from public signage to web icons. Edited by Kaoru Takahashi - Saeco Oikawa. Tokyo: Pie books, 2006. 197 s. ISBN 4894445050. info
  • ABDULLAH, Rayan and Roger CZIWERNY. Pictograms, icons & signs : a guide to information graphics. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. 243 s. ISBN 0500286353. info
  • BERGER, Craig. Wayfinding : designing and implementing graphic navigational systems. Mies: Rotovision, 2005. 176 s. ISBN 2880468183. info
  • Digital information graphics. Edited by Matt Woolman. London: Thames & Hudson, 2002. 176 s. ISBN 0500510946. info
  • THALER, Peter. Pictoplasma. Berlin: Gestalten Verlag, 2001. 216 s. ISBN 3-931126-58-7. info
  • Restart : New systems in graphic design. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001. 175 s. ISBN 0500282978. info
  • Restart : New systems in graphic design. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001. 175 s. ISBN 0500282978. info
  • WILDBUR, Peter and Michael BURKE. Information graphics : innovative solutions in contemporary design. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998. 1 sv. ISBN 0500018723. info
  • Pi characters : sonderzeichen : signes spéciaux. Eschborn: Linotype, 1986. 120 s. info
Teaching methods
Work in studio: Assignment, consultation, working on the assignment (usage of graphic software), assignment completion. Students constult the assignment with teachers and take their remarks in account. Final digital presentation.
Assessment methods
Colloquim asessment based on digital presentation. Assignment stored on prefered medium.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Spring 2021.
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