This thesis focuses on the creation of an online module for a new course offered by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), titled Twentieth Century Information Design. As an information design product, the module's intent is to enhance a student's perspective on the evaluation of information design through the presentation of a range of theories and their relationship to the processes of graphic design. This course, for which the online module was designed, has been developed jointly by the Department of Graphic Design and the Office of Distance Learning (ODL), and is sponsored by the Center for Digital Media. The creation of such a complex product necessitates a strong awareness of process. There are eight distinct phases of process that this thesis report will discuss: thesis project definition, research and analysis, synthesis, ideation, evaluation, implementation, dissemination, and retrospective evaluation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Graphic arts--Study and teaching; Distance education

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Beardslee, Deborah

Advisor/Committee Member

Ciampa, John


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NC845 .C66 1997


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