ESP Design Listening & Presentation Skills I

In this course students develop skills in listening, giving presentations, and strategies for note-taking during presentations.

Students learn to spontaneously express ideas and ask questions with confidence. This class will focus on strengthening familiarity with formal presentations and informal presentation skills and language use in US classrooms. American English pronunciation in particular is emphasized. This class will also focus on practicing and listening for persuasion, negotiation, and impromptu discussions.

Learning Objectives

  • Listening for main ideas, details, opinions, and tone
  • Understanding sarcasm and cynicism
  • American style presentation skills and pronunciation
  • Describing projects and processes
  • Sharing ideas and opinions
  • Identifying language cues
  • Confirming information and clarifying concepts
  • Politely agreeing, disagreeing, and interjecting
Common
Managing Interdisciplinary Teams Design Connoisseurship Engaging Stakeholders in Innovation Special Topics Faculty Research Design Process and Knowledge Making the User Centered Case
Communication
Modeling Complexity Theories of Communication Fundamentals of Visual Communication Advanced Diagramming Metaphor and Analogy in Design Diagram Development Communication Strategies Communication Design Workshop
Interaction
Extensions of Media and Technology Interactive Space Interaction Design for Embedded Systems Interaction Design for Immersive Systems Prototyping Interactions Persuasive Interaction Design History of Interaction Design Interaction Design Methods Digital Development Workshop Interaction Design Workshop
Planning + Strategy
Designing Futures Adaptive Leadership Strategies for Open Innovation Organizational Models for Innovation Social and Economic Context of Design New Venture Design Innovation Methods Planning Implementation Business Models and Value Webs Business Frameworks and Strategy Design Planning Workshop Introduction to Portfolio Planning
Product
Design Development & Implementation Product Architecture and Platforms Form and Materials New Product Definition Product Design Workshop
Systems
Systems and Systems Theory in Design Networked Objects Networked Cities Human System Integration Systems Modeling and Prototyping Platform-based Design Strategy Systems Approach to Design Information Structuring and Management Structured Planning Workshop Service Systems Workshop
User Research
Stimulus in Design Research Behavioral Economics Online Research Methods Principles and Methods of User Research Coding and Analysis Co-Design and Participatory Research Methods Survey Methods Cultural Probes Experience Modeling Interview Methods Research Photography Research Planning & Execution