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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

DESN 102 Intro to Design: Designing in the World

3 credits 90.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

This course introduces students to human-centered design through a focus on research and observation outside the studio. This course will allow students to address the social and cultural contexts in which designers intervene. Design problems are viewed through the perspectives of users and consumers, as well as creators. Through a series of exercises and projects, students will begin to develop competencies in conducting research in specific environments in order to inform and inspire the direction of their design projects. Students will also learn how to iterate design solutions and prototypes based on expert input, testing and user feedback. In addition, students will be introduced to issues, methods, history and professional aspects of contemporary design practices as well as to the various disciplinary studies, majors, concentrations and other curricular pathways available within the School of Design.

This course is not repeatable for credit.