over break —
read Frank Chimero, The Shape of Design (2013), Part I, chapters 1-4
you can find at shapeofdesignbook.com, upper left menu.
bring in a one-page (minimum) response to the reading.
If interested, look through some of his other writing, including The Good Room.
You may want to get a head start on reading two passages from Brian Lawson, How Designers Think : The design process demystified (Fourth edition, 2006) : pages 17-23 (marble machine, igloo design, cartwheel design), and chapter 15, “Design as conversation and perception” (pages 266-286)
and be ready to run test prints (for color, pattern etc) of your wallpaper designs.