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Design for beginners: Track 1

How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from scratch? Steve Garner, Professor of Design at The Open University answers these questions and others in this introduction to design basics. All design begins with translating ideas on to a canvas, and this collection encourages you to begin thinking about design principles from how letters are shaped to creating three dimensional models. This material forms part of The Open University course U101 Design thinking.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 20 mins
  • Updated Friday 27th May 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Design & Innovation
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Track 1: Shapes of letters

Steve Garner uses a newspaper to show how you can observe shapes of letters.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Shapes of letters    Steve Garner uses a newspaper to show how you can observe shapes of letters. Play now Shapes of letters
2 Tone in design    Steve Garner gives examples of how to create a range of tones. Play now Tone in design
3 The overlay technique    Steve Garner uses the overlay technique to replicate a picture of a chair. Play now The overlay technique
4 How to make a scale model of a chair    Steve Garner creates a scale chair from a cereal box. Play now How to make a scale model of a chair
5 How to make a CD case    Steve Garner explains how to make a CD case. Play now How to make a CD case
6 How to make a cardboard mug    Steve Garner creates a card board mug using a real mug as a template. Play now How to make a cardboard mug