Course details

History of Design 2 - winter

DEDE2-Z FaVU DEDE2-Z Acad. year 2021/2022 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

Course is not open in this year

The course focuses on the history of graphic and industrial design from the World War II to present days. It deals mainly with the image or product which is multiplied in a mechanized way. It also focuses on the solitary creation and the overlaps of applied and free art to the period after the World War II. It refers to the prototype of designer activities in the traditional disciplines of handicraft and applied arts. It also refers to the origin of the designer´s profession during the first industrial revolution and to its further transformations.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Basic knowledge of developmental tendencies in the areas of industrial and graphic design and of their major issues and personalities.

Learning objectives

To obtain historic-theoretical background which can be used during the solution of practical tasks.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

History of Design I.

Fundamental literature

  • Meggs, P.B.: Meggs' History of Graphic Design
  • Kolesár, Z.: Kapitoly z dějin designu

Progress assessment

Exam conditions: passed written test based on explained topics, minimum result 80% .

Teaching methods and criteria

Lecture, presentation of digital image database.

Controlled instruction

Lectures are optional.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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