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Edward Hirsch
ART 381
Seattle Campus

Design Case Studies: Interaction Design Technology and Production

History, theory, and practice of ways design functions in society and culture. Emphasis on developing broad understanding of design production while working collaboratively and individually on a quarter-long research project concerned with producing a comprehensive conceptual map of the design discipline. Prerequisite: ART 211; ART 212.

Class description

This course introduces students to iterative design process for interaction design.

Student learning goals

Become familiar with iterative design process

Learn to plan and execute complex interaction design projects

Develop presentation skills

Learn to write a compelling case study

Learn to work in teams

General method of instruction

This is a studio course, with an emphasis on learning by doing. Working in teams, students plan, execute, and document a major project in response to a design brief provided by the instructor. Students develop critique skills through participation in weekly crits.

Recommended preparation

This course is intended for undergraduate students with limited interaction design experience.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Edward Hirsch
Date: 09/27/2011