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Brian Robert Johnson
ARCH 484
Seattle Campus

Design Computing Seminar

Weekly colloquium and discussion forum. Discusses design computing research and report on ongoing project progress, with demonstrations and guest speakers. Explores design computing, design thinking and design process, and inventing new computer-aided tools for design. Offered: W.

Class description

You will learn something about the breadth of topics and research connected to Design Computing that is being carried out at the University, in the region, and around the world. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from live "primary sources."

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Most class sessions will involve listening to reports of professional, student and faculty research projects, often from other departments within the UW, followed by discussion. Other sessions will engage students in free-form discussion of Design Computing research methods, themes, and directions.

Recommended preparation

The class is open to all students with inquiring minds. Experience with design, in academic or professional settings, is desirable, as is experience with computing hardware and software.

Class assignments and grading

Students are expected to respond to each presentation, both face-to-face and using an on-line discussion forum provided for the class. In addition, each student will keep a journal and prepare a short paper and presentation involving a topic of personal interest drawn from the domain of Design Computing.

Attendance. Discussion forum postings. Journal. Term paper and presentation.


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.
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Last Update by Brian Robert Johnson
Date: 01/02/2006