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

MSEM 618 Prototyping for Community Engagement

3 credits 90.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This elective is open to all grads, juniors and seniors who have a project, product, or program they would like to test with an interdisciplinary team and, ultimately, public audiences. This class covers how prototype and pilot testing concepts with the public can lead to stronger, more creative, complex, and compelling design solutions. This class provides tools to prototype effectively from defining the project’s needs, identifying original ways to meet them, building pilot versions, testing them productively, making changes based on feedback, and communicating the results effectively. Competencies such as research, responsiveness, adaptability, collaboration, and critical thinking beyond one’s self are key in designing for contemporary audiences. This course is essential for any designer, developer, educator, or communicator who wants to be viable in the ever-evolving creative world.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit.