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Design Studio 2: Prototyping

ARTDES 661.001


Credit Hours: 4
Course Fee: $0
Instructor(s): Tobier, Nick
Schedule: Wed 1:00p-5:00p
Location: Grad Studios
Modality: In-person


Winter 2022

Prerequisites: Ask your academic advisor.

Description: This course presents a practical framework and tools to help designers accurately frame design problems. A proper problem frame addresses root causes, not just symptoms of the problem, in relation to the umbrella wicked problem. This course introduces graduate candidates in the MDes program to a range of prototyping methods — from paper to interactive prototypes. It approaches prototyping as form-finding, thinking-through-making and analysis, and builds on the content of Design Studio 1: Studio-based Inquiry.