DSN 102 — Design Execution: Bringing Ideas to Life
Through in-class exercises and optional homework, you will have the opportunity to practice these methods individually and in collaboration with your fellow students. As you learn to think like a designer, you will find that these skills are applicable not only to the sorts of challenges presented to design professionals, but also to the broad variety of situations you may encounter in everyday life: simple and complex, big and small, personal and professional, local and even global.
Please note: Due to its large enrollment capacity, this course is not designed to be project-based. There are no prerequisites, and no previous design training is expected or assumed.
In this three-quarter sequence, we will explore the nature of design and its relevance both within and beyond the realm of the design professional. The Fall course served as a general introduction to the history and diverse philosophies of design. In the Winter, students will learn a set of practical design methodologies. In the Spring, students will be guided through a process of translating theory and practice into a viable business strategy. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.