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Looking to get stuck in to the amazing world of design

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum:' started by CJoQ, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. CJoQ

    CJoQ New Member

    Hi there,

    No design background. Unable to draw free hand with any skill whatsoever and historically more of a 'wordy' person, I come here as a blank canvas looking to take on significant learnings from designers and perhaps even beginning learning some new skills over time.

    My priority here is to understand what, you as a designer, does and how you do it. I am fascinated by the ability of an infographic or image to really 'say a 1000 words' or have another effect.

    Key areas of interest are:
    • Basic designer 'terminology' or 'lingo'
    • Infographics - how they are made and what goes through a designers mind when they decide to use certain shapes / signs / representations
    • Software for getting started with design and first steps
    • Data visualisations
    • How people translate what could be lots of text into a graphic
    • Relationship between designers' by hand abilities compared to computer based abilities
    These are my initial, key questions that I look forward to answering and the adventure of learning something completely new.

    Any steer from anyone on where and how to start would be fantastic.

    Many thanks,

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum.

    It sounds like you pretty much want to know what most design students learn in their first year on a design course? Would that not be a better thing to do?
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
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  3. CJoQ

    CJoQ New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome! Perhaps I will look into that option when I take a year or so off from working.

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