These "mash-up" studios are unique to the Graduate Program in Design and offer students the chance to explore two design disciplines as they relate to one another.
This studio explores the intersection of the physical and digital world. In it students will explore contemporary issues, users needs, and cultural ideals. The students will draw on insight and inspiration from user research and design solutions that are both tangible and interactive. As part of the design process, we will take a system approach to the user experience, we will use rapid visualization strategies and we will develop iterative mock-ups. Throughout the course, students will fine tune their process, further develop research capabilities, and advance their interaction design and industrial design skills. The final deliverable is a physical and digital solution that solves a real world problem and tells a compelling user experience story.