The Design Code® Process
 
 


        These books are for students and teachers--for those who have an understanding of design and those who are new to design.  The books take you through a logical comprehensive sequence on composition that can be applied to any medium.  The system is about thinking with fluidity, flexibility, elaboration and originality--higher order thought processes--skills that transfer to any domain.  What these books are not about:  mud pies, color crayons and pop-cycle-stick assemblages.  Design is a visual language and design principles work for any age level just like language arts.  However, much depends on a teacher’s creativity and how it is presented.  (As you explore the site, check out weekly Doodle Play for some whimsy.)

Based on a rich idea-generating system developed by Fred Griffin

LEARNING FIRST IN BLACK AND WHITE

Book One in a Three-Book Series:

Visual Elements, Visual Relationships, Compositional Devices, Idea starters



TOSSING AROUND IDEAS

Book Two in a Three-Book Series:

More in-depth--how the system applies to drawing, painting and photography



PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:  EXERCISES

Book Three in a Three-Book Series:

Portraying change, working in your sketchbook, and having fun with exercises--over 45 of them, and a deck of cards to teach and learn with.



© 2013 Diane Solvang-Angell, AngellWorks, and thedesigncode.com, all rights reserved

Author

Diane Solvang-Angell Author of the Three-Book Series on the The Design Code Process

Developer

Fred Griffin Northwest Painter, Educator, and Developer of The Design Code