Intro to Design 2

This intent of this course is to build a baseline of knowledge & familiarity with the professional practice of design–across disciplines, applications and environments.

Learning Objectives
The course will address a range of current professional practices, including the traditional core disciplines, the current landscape and converging fields. The basic set includes: product design; communication + graphic design; design planning; design research; interaction design; service design; design education

Learning Outcomes

  • Context: How design and design education has evolved (from the WWII to the present). You will understand why we do things the way we do, and what makes design distinctive.
  • Criticism: How to think critically about the design profession and your role in the field of design. You will be able to identify what works and what does not, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Connections: How design connects and works with other disciplines, including marketing, strategy, engineering, and operations.
  • Communication: How to talk about the value you can create as a designer (for people and organizations). You will be able to articulate your relevant skills and experience in order to help you get a job / consulting work / teaching.
Managing Interdisciplinary Teams Design Connoisseurship Engaging Stakeholders in Innovation Special Topics Faculty Research Design Process and Knowledge Making the User Centered Case
Modeling Complexity Theories of Communication Fundamentals of Visual Communication Advanced Diagramming Metaphor and Analogy in Design Diagram Development Communication Strategies Communication Design Workshop
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
Design Development & Implementation Product Architecture and Platforms Form and Materials New Product Definition Product Design Workshop
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