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Design thinking
Design thinking

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3 Composition in design

In this part of the course, you will learn about composition in design. Composition is a characteristic of all types of design. It can be found in written designs, such as novels and poems. It’s found in time-based media such as music or films, and it’s found in visual and physical design, such as postage stamps, products and architecture. Understanding the principles of composition will help you make better designs.

This part of the course guides you through the principles of composition using a wide range of examples of design outputs. There are a number of exercises to help you apply your learning and to experiment with variations in composition.

The equipment you need

  • Some sheets of scrap paper.
  • A pencil and a ballpoint pen.
  • Post-it® notes (optional).
  • A digital camera.