Didactic guide Selected design topics II

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Selected design topics II

Foundation of the course

Aware of the growing demand for training in virtual environments, the University of Guanajuato introduces this course called “Selected design topics II”, which aim is to offer the students the tools that are needed to create visual messages that allow them to communicate.

Design surrounds us. It is much more than providing a nice appearance to what we use every day. It means to ensure things have a steady structure, to guarantee that they meet the purpose they were made for, to verify that they are comfortable, safe, and enduring.

Design is good when the messages or products that are created can communicate their essence visually. To achieve this, the designer must consider the different design elements, such as color; and he/she can make use of different techniques and volumetric representations.

Therefore, this course provides knowledge about the fundamentals of color theory, color psychology, techniques, and volumetric representations, while encouraging students to develop their skills and creativity.

General competency

Create visual messages that allow the students to communicate efficiently, while considering color as a design element and making use of different techniques and volumetric representations.


Section 1. Color
1.1 Color theory
1.2 Color psychology

Section 2. Bidimensional representation techniques
2.1 Color pencils and markers
2.2 Collage
2.3 2D Assembly and presentation

Section 3. Volumetric representations
3.1 Drawing and cut
3.2 3D Assembly

Section 4. Learning experience

ClassAddressed contentLength in weeks
11.1 Color theory1 week
21.2 Color psychology1 week
32.1 Colored pencils and markers1 week
42.2 Collage1 week
52.3 2D Assembly and presentation1 week
63.1 Drawing and cut1 week
73.2 3D Assembly1 week
84. Learning experience1 week

Work methodology

  • Materials: Readings and videos on the platform; diverse stationery products that will be specified in each session.
  • Interaction on platform: Via chat
  • Activities: Assignments that will result in products that will sustain the students’ learning.
  • Participants’ follow-up: Personalized feedback

Assessment criteria



Gonzalo Enrique Bernal RivasSEDigital
(Sistema de Educación Digital)