This thesis explores instructional design and how it can be implemented in a large lecture course in order to improve the comprehension and retention of theoretical design concepts. My thesis was inspired by the difficulty in teaching first year undergraduate students design theory in the required undergraduate course Design Survey. One consistent problem is the student's inability to understand how these abstract concepts apply to them individually and within their academic discipline.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Instructional systems--Design; Semiotics; Design--Study and teaching; Computer-assisted instruction; Multiple intelligences
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Bendall, Amy, "Practical Applications of Design Semiotics" (2004). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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