Course details

History of Design 2 - summer

DEDE2-L FaVU DEDE2-L Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 3 credits

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

  • Sparke, P.: Století designu
  • Meggs, P.B.: Meggs' History of Graphic Design

Progress assessment

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

Teaching methods and criteria

Lecture, presentation of digital image database.

Controlled instruction

Lectures are optional.


Fri lecture odd week U2/327 10:0014:5040 1BIA 1BIB 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx Jakubíček bloková výuka, termíny budou upřesněny VUT zprávou v úvodu semestru

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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