design aerobics 2012: paper course overview
 
design aerobics 2012: paper course   overview
oct 31, 2011

design aerobics 2012: paper course overview

paper 2012

duration september 19 – november 19, 2012

— description beyond a writing surface, paper can be used for so much more. furniture, lighting, packaging – from the planning stages to finished works, we will explore the infinite possibilities of this material.

— learning outcomes via the lessons, discussion, homework assignments and exercises participants will:

• learn how different types of papers are manufactured • have an increased understanding about the uses of paper across art, design and architecture • learn about the origins of iconic paper products and how they are being reinterpreted today • dispel your preconceptions of the material by discovering traditional paper applications in different cultures • have the opportunity to enhance your portfolio by developing several design projects related to the theme • our instructors will help you verify your ideas so you can optimize them as much as possible during the course • you also have the opportunity to shareyour work with other participants.

— are design-aerobics for you? design-aerobics are ideal for people with with very little time to exercise their design muscles. you can read the lessons whenever you like using nothing other than a web-browsing device. there is no academic requirements needed to take part, our courses are suitable design-enthusiasts of every age and cultural background.

— what you will need to take part in a course design-aerobics courses take place entirely online. there is no paperwork, no CDs or DVDs and there’s no need to install any new software.

all you need to enroll are: • a computer • internet connection • email address • a passion for design!

study from wherever you like – whenever you like.

— how to start once you have purchased a course you will be sent login details by designboom, you’ll normally receive these a day or two prior to the start of the course.

— lessons every design-aerobics course is composed of 30 lessons, which are published online over the duration of two-months. (usually at a rate of a lesson every 2-3 days.)

lessons come in the form of essays which highlight specific aspects of the course theme in more detail and explore them from their origins to modern day developments. they are illustrated with images and video and often elaborate on points through case studies and contemporary examples.

— homework and exercises many of the lessons include exercises and at least two include more in-depth homework assignments, but they are not obligatory. almost 30% of participants are busy professionals with little time to do the exercises, while other participants see them as a valuable opportunity to add work to their portfolio.

— discussion course participants can comment on all lessons and blog entries posted in their course. it’s incredibly easy to communicate with course instructors and course mates as the most recent comments are clearly displayed as soon as you login, so you are always up to date with what people are saying.

in addition to lessons instructors will post links and articles related to the course theme. participants also have the ability to post their own writings, images and video themselves using the design-aerobics blog system.

design aerobics 2012: paper course   overview

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