University of Texas at Austin
Carma Gorman, Prof. Jada Schumacher and Dr. Frederick Steiner
While designers use color intuitively like artists, they also use color instrumentally as a medium and means of communication. Designers today need to understand color theory, color systems, color materials and color management.
Design education should teach more about color in practice: color management, color science and color systems used by designers in commerce and industry.
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wood, medium density fiberboard, acrylic sheet, paint, paper, monitor, projector
This series demonstrates three essential color theory concepts (simultaneous contrast, perception of value and light mixing) to help designers and design students experience a more complex understanding color.
Demonstrates perception of hue and value. Players take turns arranging the marbles from light to dark and check their work on a black and white monitor.
This light mixing demonstration shows that red + green = yellow, green + blue = cyan and blue + red = magenta.
logo & card design
These cards help to increase knowledge of color and expand the range of color materials utilized in design production.
They may be used to promote creativity, innovation and safety in the design studio.
University of Wisonsin-Stout Journal of Student Research, 11th Edition, 2012
Dr. Sarah Deibel and Alex DeArmond
Artist and designer Isamu Noguchi was one of the best-known American sculptors of the 1960s. Noguchi created significant works that encompassed product design, set design, playground design, and landscape architecture.
Many of his designs are unrealized, expressed only in models, however the concepts are groundbreaking and visually stunning.
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