Doug Wadden - University of Washington

Professor: Doug Wadden
Department: Graphic Arts
College: University of Washington
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ART166
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Amazing
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ART208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Serious blowhard, heard this class my be cancelled due to such terrible student reviews. Incomprehensible and frustrating if you're actually interested.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor is knowledgeable about the material but doesn't know how to convey it. Lectures are next to impossible to take good notes on.. completely disorganized. Terrible.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Unclear lectures, not necessary to attend lecture if you just study the flash cards and research on wikipedia. Don't even bother reading the texts that are assigned; just use wikipedia where it's all summarized nicely. I fell asleep the one time i went to class. I got an A.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The teacher is unclear in his lectures, hard to follow, and difficult to stay awake in. Tests are easy if you study the flashcards and do the readings. Utilize the T.A. and readings for the majority of the course.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ART300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This man is so uber-pretentious I couldn't handle it at all. Other people think that he knows what he's talking about, and this is true, but I've always found that he is irresponsibly narrow in his idea of what is "good design". Not everyone is into the Seattle minimalist movement, and if you happen to have different tastes, you're screwed.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ART467
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a great teacher
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ART208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is sometimes in a nother self absorbed world, but he knows what he is talking about and you can learn a lot if you pay attention.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His lectures could be a little boring, but I thought he was very knowledgable about the subject. I never talked to him personally so I'm not sure how nice he is.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ART166
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
There is no question about his knowledge on graphic design.He knows his****.He may come off unfriendly and a bit harsh, but that's ok.Also, DO NOT FALL ASLEEP in class(or try to sit in the middle of the lecture hall and fall asleep, like I did) because he will put you on the spot, like he did to me!HOW EMBARASSING! Good Times! I got a 3.4.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ART166
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolute worst class I have ever taken. This class made me realize how depressing the VCD major would be if I majored in it. My grade in this class was one of the lowest I had ever gotten here. If you love doing graphic design like I did this class will make you lose all respect for the art. Doug is not a very nice person and is not clear.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ART367
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doug has a tendancy to ramble on to the point of making you cut yourself with your exacto blade and can be an absolute jerk. On the positive side he does not fool around-he will tell you exactly what to do and how well you're doing. I appriciated his projects that worked well for a portfolio and looked good for portfolios.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ARTH208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AWFUL at lecturing! I fell asleep at least once every single class for hte whole quarter (seriously this is no joke). You must rely on your section to learn anything at all.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ART
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the most self-absorbed professors I have ever had; absolutely no emotional intelligence whatsoever.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: GRAPHICDESIGN
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
what a jerk. all he does is talk about himself- no-talent hack. how bout a syllabus?(what a concept). Mentally ill with delusions of grandeur?
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ART
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He didn't respect students and only help his favorite students. He made me lose my interest in graphic design.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ART208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I think Doug is a great lecturer and learned a lot from ART 208. But, he had his TAs doing all the prep work, grading, etc. I had him for another smaller class. It wasn't good. His syllabus was unclear and the course unfocused. We had no real idea what he wanted us to do, nor did he.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ART
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i have to agree all the bad things that people said about him here. he's a horrible teacher who made me lose my interest in graphic design. none of the comment he made on my projects was helpful nor constructional. i didn't learn anything in his classes, and he shouldn't be teaching at all.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course:
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was cruel and insulting students.(He insulted me in front of another student.) Bad attitude, only help his favorite students, and refuse to help others. Even I got good grades on my assignments, he failed and said it's because my English was not speaking fluently. (I was just nervous OK?!)
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ART208
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I enjoy listening to Professor Wadden lecture on the history of design for he will occasionally insert his sense of humor during a long lecture. These insertions of personality help to maintain my interest in the subject of Design History, I appreciate the humnan interaction.
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