Lesson Plans 
GRDSN 122 | Technology III
(Mixed level)
Mock lesson plan - Understanding Style Sheets
(Spring 2022)
Offered in Spring only - Mixed Level

Course Goals & Objectives.
  • Design work in 🖨 print, 💻 web, and 📀 multimedia formats
  • Utilize file construction techniques 📑
  • Gain familiarity with different file formats and software 🛠⚙️🔓

Assignment. Design a two-page editorial spread for a local publication (your choice, but we can brainstorm some ideas together). In order for the printed magazine and the online publication to display harmony and correspondence, an InDesign style sheet and a CSS style sheet will need to be produced.
Students will.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge comprehension of InDesign styling sheets and CSS through an editorial print design and HTML document (ie: web page) construction assignment. 
  2. Apply and practice text formatting and layout skills within the print and web production space to realize visual consistency and relation across print and web.

1 Full Lesson Plan Google doc
Demo files <https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FueelrXUllgLMkqgsMc26k1lRaGm3Zje?usp=sharing>

GD217 | Typography
and Technology
Mock lesson plan
created for a
Graduate level
pedagogy course
(Fall 2020)
Offered in Fall only - Sophomore Year, prerequisite: GD 201. Introduction to typography concerning four primary systems: reading, form, language, and technology. Appropriate student-owned technology and software required. Graphic Design majors only, except with Department Head permission.

Textbook Requirements.
  • Brad Frost - Atomic Design
  • Ellen Lupton - Thinking with Type

Introduction. Course work will focus on the formal characteristics and relational qualities of type when used across various touchpoints. Also, this course will explore the efficiencies and complexities involved in creating typographic systems. After conducting formal research (benchmarking, literature reviews, and/or interview(s)), students will work in teams of 3 or 4 to redesign a blog. The final deliverable should be a stylistically successful prototype that is responsive across mobile, tablet, and desktop interfaces and includes a comprehensive and typographic style guide.
Students will.
  1. Employ the relational qualities of type by creating responsive typographic systems while keeping their user’s needs in mind.
  2. Synthesize their final typographic system by applying rules and guidelines to their system and present these in the form of a comprehensive style guide.
  3. Recall key concepts covered in lectures through participation in group critiques, sketches, research, one-on-one sessions with the instructor, and written reflection.

1 Full lesson plan pdf <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vfLVvGutHRytU3swucmCipR2UGSfpjpl/view?usp=sharing>

GD 207 | History of Graphic Design
15 Week mock lesson plan
(Spring 2022)
Offered in Spring only - Sophomore year, Exploring the events, ideas, movements, designs, and individuals that have historical significance and influence on contemporary graphic design and the graphic design profession. This is a foundational course.

Grading Basis (A-F or Audited)

Textbook Requirements. Meggs' History of Graphic Design, 6th Edition

Course work will focus on the development and expansion of one’s historical visual vocabulary. In addition to gaining a foundation of graphic design history, students will explore and highlight the diverse voices that have influenced the trajectory of contemporary design. Collectively, students will archive their questions, reflections, projects, and writing into an augmented reality-supported visual library from which they can return for years to come.
Students will.
  1. Demonstrate critical awareness and understanding of graphic design history and visual communication (where it came from and how it fits in the broader context) through comparison essays, presentations, and a final interactive project.
  2. Link graphic design history to studio-based assignments and instruction through weekly written and verbal reflections.
  3. Compile and synthesize information through a multicultural lens by building a timeline that highlights diverse cultures and perspectives throughout graphic design history.

1 Full lesson plan pdf <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c_qrVjeGH4iSfdp9a4Hs8GKyWv7b5AUbs108krtFl1s/edit?usp=sharing>