Settings
Module Media Design, Bachelor Course Media Computer Science (ER 5)
Module summary

Media Design

MINB1205

Prof. Thomas Hinz

7 ECTS points / 6 Contact hours

1st Semester

none

none

Students learn the technical basics of media design. They develop design concepts and are able to implement them practically in the context of simple tasks, taking usability and user experience into account when designing user interfaces.

Individual exams
Course Media Design

MINB1214

Lecture

Prof. Thomas Hinz

German

3/2

Concept 1 Semester (graded)

The students become acquainted with the theoretical foundations of media design. This includes knowledge about creativity techniques, design rules and gestalt principles, systems of organisation, micro- and macro typography, colour theory, logos/pictograms/icons as well as grid systems for layouts. Additionally, they gain insights into analog and digital photography and the conception and design of digital media content exemplified through web applications. The students explore the history of design, starting at the dawn of industrialisation and including the seminal design movements of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as contemporary trends in design. This overview enables students to categorise and evaluate different design styles, allowing an integration of the acquired knowledge into their own design processes.  

  • M. Jäger: "Grafik und Gestaltung: Mediengestaltung von A bis Z verständlich erklärt", Rheinwerk Verlag, 2014, ISBN 978-3-8362-2513-7
  • S. M. Weinschenk: "100 Dinge, die jeder Designer über Menschen wissen muss", Addison-Wesley Verlag, 2011, ISBN 978-3827330994
  • M. Pricken: "Kribbeln im Kopf", Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3874397971
  • T. Rempen, Uwe Stoklossa: "Blicktricks", Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2005, ISBN 978-3874396813
  • C. Berents: "Kleine Geschichte des Design: Von Gottfried Semper bis Philippe Starck", C.H. Beck, 2011, ISBN 978-3406622410
Course Media Design Excercise

MINB1224

Exercise

Prof. Thomas Hinz

German

4/4

Exercise 1 Semester (not graded)