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Communication Design Workshop





Credit Hours


Provides practice of research, development, and prototyping methods for communication design solutions.

This workshop offers students the opportunity to practice methods for design research, concept development, and rapid prototyping of communication design solutions. The course explores a variety of communication design outlets such as traditional communication media, new communication media, multimodal communications, spatial communication, communication systems, urban communication, and networked objects. Teams will discuss the theory, philosophy, technology, and implementation of such media in the real world to solve design problems.

Learning Objectives

Students will participate and develop skills in the major phases of the conceptualization, design, and implementation of a communication design solution to a real-world problem. Students will be able to use iterative approaches to problem definition and framing, user research, analysis, synthesis, prototyping and communication of their plans.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrated ability to begin with a problem space and create communication design solutions to resolve the problem by creating new potential solutions.

Enrollment Restrictions

No prerequisites. This course is open to all Institute of Design students. Students may take this course multiple times, non-concurrently, for a maximum of 12 credits towards their degree.