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MEDA 112: 2D Design

Use this research guide to find resources and learn about research methods.

About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for MEDA 112: 2-D Design. This guide was designed to help students in the 2-D Design course as well as students enrolled in studio courses with their projects. 

Navigate through the pages on the menu to the left for more information.

Contrast: Discover good starting points for researching contrast, geometric forms, organic forms, and space. 

Light + Shadow: Find helpful resources related to color and light. 

Emphasis + Balance: Search here for helpful tips on researching composition, color meaning, poses and body language, storytelling and narrative, and perception.

Rhythm: Browse this page to find more resources on pattern, rhythm, optical art, pattern perception.

Feel free to contact the library for assistance at any point in your research process, whether you're just starting a project or you're hitting a dead end. Chat services and librarian contact information can be found on the left side of this page. Or, schedule a research consultation by clicking on the link below.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Goldstein Library provides research consultations with Research Librarians who are interested in your topic and excited to help you research! We are prepared to help you find the information you need to be successful! Our specialization is helping artists and designers find the materials that they need for reference and research (images, books, journal articles, websites, videos, and more); helping you understand how you can use what you find ethically; and how to cite your sources. 

Please note: All research consultations with Research Librarians will be taking place virtually via Zoom until further notice.