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Socially Responsible Design Practices
0.50 Credit(s)
This course explores the responsibility of design in the social context by surveying the human, societal, technological and economical dimension of design. Responsibility is explored both at the physical level of the creation and use of products and services in contrast with the natural resource limitations of the planet as well as at the psychological level taking into account spiritual and cultural needs. Through projects and best practice case studies, students are exposed to the role design can play in affecting fundamental changes in society. The format encourages the exchange of ideas and reinforces the leadership role designers can play in providing a new vision for the future.
Notes: NOT OFFERED 2010/11
Course was last updated June 23, 2010 - 9:00 AM