CD Module 2210

Module code


Module title

Foundations of Design II


Communication Design

Module type


Module form


Duration of module

1 semester

Offered in

winter and summer semesters


120 hours

Self-directed workload

150 hours

ECTS credit points


Module leader

Prof. Michael Götte

Email address

e-mail address

Learning outcomes

After completing this module successfully you will have acquired a fundamental networked knowledge of the theory, methodology, and practical testing in various (multi-)dimensional fields of operation. You will have developedyour thinking and development potential for media-specific applications and will be able to prototypethe results.

Module content

– Survey, intensification, and development of design skills in visual and methodological repertoires.
– Systematic study of the formal and syntactic characteristics of visual structures with respect to procedures.
– Introduction to the terms, models, and theories of the phenomenology of form and colour. Prototyping colour systems and testing these in static and dynamic systems.

Teaching units in this module

Programmed Designing 2 (4 contact hours)
Programming Languages 2 (2 contact hours)
Simulation 1 (2 contact hours)

Module tutors

Prof. Ralf Dringenberg, Prof. Michael Götte, Nina Rimane, Claudius Schulz, Thorsten Steidle


Module 2110, Foundations of Design
Module 2120, Foundations of Designing
Module 2130, Foundations of Space I

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, tutored project work


Work progress, project results, seminar paper, documentation, presentation

Teaching language

German, English

Prerequisite for

Module 2310, Foundations of Design III
Module 2320, Foundations of Designing III
Module 2330, Foundations of Space III

Recommended literature

Hickethier, Alfred: Ein-mal-Eins der Farbe. Ravensburg: Otto Maier, 1969.
Itten, Johannes: Kunst der Farbe. Ravensburg: Otto Maier, 1970.
Albers, Josef: Interaction of Color. Köln: DuMont 1997.
Küppers, Harald: Farbe. Ursprung, Systematik, Anwendung. München: Callwey, 1972.
Zwimpfer, Moritz: Farbe. Licht, Sehen, Empfinden. Bern; Stuttgart: Paul Haupt, 1985.
Critchlow, K. Order in Space: A Design Source Book. New York: Viking Press, 1970.
Bohnacker, Hartmut, et. al. Generative Gestaltung. Mainz: Hermann Schmidt, 2009

Buchstabe M

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