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Ambient Experience Design
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
In the near future product functions will move 'beyond the box' to become integrated into the experience of our physical surroundings. Embedded into the fabric of architecture, these products will be near invisible and their functions will be highly intuitive, following the needs and desires of the user within interactive environments. This alternative approach to traditionally understood architecture is to think of architecture as 'software': the ephemeral sounds, smells, images, temperatures and even social relations that surround us and program the way we interact with space. Industrial design companies are already developing ambient design solutions within the healthcare, hospitality, public, and retail domain.
Students within this course will develop an understanding of the ambient experience approach to design, develop a mixture of appropriate environmental and industrial design tools, competencies and cultural sensitivities, and apply these skills to the proposal and development of a specific ambient
Course was last updated June 5, 2012 - 5:38 PM