Information Design (GRT351) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Information Design GRT351 2 2 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
GRT 207 Computer Aided Design I GRT 208 Computer Aided Design II
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Alper R. İpek
  • Instructor Dr. Murat Özkoyuncu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives People need knowledge more than ever in the developing modern world. In this course; Infographic and the need for infographic, which is related with many disciplines and directly linked with graphic design, is the focus. The purpose is to teach students the concept of Infographics which is seen in every phase of life in civilized society and how to carry out this.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knows and talks about the position and necessity of infographic,
  • Knows about infographic and its fields of use,
  • Knows about and applies the disciplines that make use of infographic,
  • Brings solutions by analyzing the infographic samples and problems, and converts them into design,
  • Identifies new fields related with infographic and makes designs.
Course Content The use of the language of graphic design, vector Interactive Software during symbol production, the use of Interactive Software to use in graphic design, image processing and pixel; the topicality of the concept design in systematics, the current knowledge to use as the icon, the stages of a professional solution: concept analysis; the creation of

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the scope and preparation of projects. Information means power. Information has empowered its possessor throughout history. Presenting information with design is very important for successfully conveying the message. Infographic is not a completely formed profession. It is a discipline carried out cooperatively by information sciences and design arts professionals. Different names are given according to the disciplines and fields. In newspapers and journals it is named as information graphics; in business world as presentation graphics or business graphics; and in science as scientific visualization. While computer engineers use the term interface design, conference crew prefer graphic recording and architects use signage or wayfinding. In the first semester of the course: Projects are designed about desktop and interactive information designs (Document, Form and Manual Design, Education Documents, Maps, Infographics, etc.), in the second semester: indoors and outdoors information designs (Environmental Graphic Design, Direction and Sign Designs (Hospitals, Transportation Sites, Social and Cultural Sites, City Centres, etc.), Exhibition Design, Bookmarks, etc.
2 The students will be asked to develop a project and realize it taking the fields that require information graphics into consideration. Subject assignments regarding the first project
3 Project research studies The following stages will be followed within the flow of work: Analysis before graphic design; target audience analysis, use of analysis within graphic design, the necessity of project work, the benefits of project work in terms of product promotion. Graphic design studies will be prepared at the specified areas.
4 Project application and criticism
5 Completion of projects
6 Subject assignments regarding the second project
7 Mid Term
8 Project research studies
9 Project application and criticism
10 Completion of projects
11 Subject assignments regarding the final project
12 Project research studies
13 Project application and criticism
14 Project application and criticism
15 Completion of projects
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Arntson, A. E. (2007). Graphic design basics. Thomson/Wadsworth, Australia ;Unit
2. Baron, C. (2004). Designing a digital portfolio. New Riders, Indianapolis
3. Bektaş, D. (1992). Çağdaş Grafik Tasarımının Gelişimi. Yapı Kredi, İstanbul
4. Becer, E,(1997), İletişim ve Grafik Tasarım. Dost, Ankara.
5. BULL, K.-Verena, Ziemann Jörg ve Loock Hauke; (2003). Information Design, Hamburg Üniversitesi.
6. Gibson, D. (2009). The wayfinding handbook: Information Design for Public Places. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
7. IRWIN, Terry; (2002). “Information Design: What is it and Who does it?”.
8. AIGA, (1993). Symbol Sign, Üçüncü Basım, AIGA Publishing
9. KATZ, Joel; (2005). “Some Thoughts About Mapmaking”, Segd Design,.
10. ABDULLAH, Rayan and Roger Hübner. (2006) Pictograms, Icons and Signs, Thames & Hudson

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 2 50
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires Art and Design culture and aesthetic knowledge, theoretical and applied knowledge about the discipline. X
2 Knows the legal regulations and processes about Art and Design. X
3 Has knowledge about interdisciplinary interaction associated with the relevant field of Art and Design. X
4 Describes the concepts, ideas, facts, and problems related with the field; perceives, designs, and applies them multi-dimensionally. X
5 Evaluates interaction with sub-disciplines related with the field, uses the information creatively. X
6 Works, undertakes responsibility, and carries out plans individually and as a group member. X
7 Identifies the learning requirements about the field, and directs his learning within a lifelong sense of social conscience. X
8 Uses information and communication technologies required by the field at least at an advanced level of Europe Computer Literacy License.
9 Follows new information relevant with the field and communicates with colleagues using a foreign language (Europe Language Portfolio General Level: B1 Level).
10 Creates projects supporting solution suggestions to problems in his field with qualified and quantified data; shares them with experts and non-experts.
11 Converts concrete and abstract concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original products, analyzes the acquired information and skills with a critical approach. X
12 Is aware of national and international values of art and design, and acts in accordance with ethical values.
13 Has knowledge, equipment, and aesthetic awareness about art culture and history that is necessary for carrying out successful studies related with the discipline.
14 Has enough awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, and protection of cultural values and environment, occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 10 3 30
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 6 5 30
Homework Assignments 6 5 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 150