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Open Studio: Critical Approaches to Design Practice
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 8.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
Freed from convention, commerce, pragmatism, and strict disciplines and outcomes this course will use design to speculate, experiment, redefine, innovate and liberate. Critical issues in technology, market forces, culture and the environment will be directly engaged through various methods that do not prescribe designed solutions but rather design better questions. You are asked to open design to the broadest possible terms and consider the potential for truly trans-disciplinary thinking. This course will challenge your notions of design, encourage experimentation, provide opportunities for turning theory into practice and an appropriate environment in which to consider “What if…?” as well as develop skills for a successful thesis project.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken GDES 3B73 Critical Design Studio may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated May 12, 2014 - 12:07 PM