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Design Thinking
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%).
Design practice is becoming increasingly more interdisciplinary, socially focused and complex. As a result, design as a discipline has needed to initiate new modes of thinking about design which includes adapting methodologies from fields other than design. This course explores a broad range of contemporary design practices such as industrial design, environmental design and material art & design within this framework. Students will read contemporary texts written by or about designers and design theorists, analyze exemplary contemporary design practices through case studies and be encouraged to view design in an expanded field of related disciplines and practices.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 2B38: Design Methodologies, VISC 3B11: Design Methodologies: Theories and Concepts, ENVR 3B11 or VISC 2B38: Design Thinking may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Environmental Design, Industrial Design, and Material Art & Design majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on Monday, July 30, 2012.

New title as of 2008-09
Course code change 2011-12
Description change 2012-13
Course was last updated June 20, 2012 - 2:55 PM