Graphic Design
Theory AR

Get ready for your graphic design textbook to come to life!

This fun and informative augmented reality app is designed to improve your learning experience and help you better understand core concepts from the book. The app’s 12 varied and engaging experiences will cover topics ranging from Gestalt principles to perspective.

Help From a Little Friend.

Join a virtual docent as she takes you on a guided tour of concepts behind some of the milestones in graphic design work.

It’s All About the Details.

Use an AR magnifying glass to take a closer look at intricate magazine spreads and other design elements.

Form Carries Meaning.

Examine the Greco-Roman design forms of Corinthian and Doric capitals as they stand tall on the page.

The Graphic Design Theory AR app was created to enhance the textbook Graphic Design Theory — Graphic Design in Context by Meredith Davis.

The app requires the textbook or the image target supplement (included with the app) to work. This app is a companion to the course GD303 Graphic Design Theory + Practice, offered by the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design at NC State University.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use the app with the textbook (or with the included image target supplement), please consult the “getting started” section of the app. Enjoy!

This application was developed by NC State University’s Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications team (DELTA) in collaboration with NC State’s College of Design.

Featured In

EDUCAUSE 2020 Horizon Report

The highly respected EDUCAUSE Horizon Report highlights the application as an example of AR in Practice for teaching and learning.

Development Team

Rich Gurnsey

Rich Gurnsey

Project Lead, UI/UX Designer, Motion Graphics Designer
Deborah Littlejohn, PhD.

Deborah Littlejohn, PhD.

Principal Investigator & Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Stephen Waddell

Stephen Waddell

Immersive Media Developer, Technical Artist
Matthew Castro

Matthew Castro

3D Artist & Animator
Laurie Gyalog

Laurie Gyalog

Project Manager
Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

Instructional Designer

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