Design & Culture

In Design & Culture students address and analyze of the place of design within the context of creative and material culture, the environment, politics, technology and other contemporary issues. Design & Culture is a seminar class for design students of all disciplines and other students who are interested in the deeper meanings and cultural context of design. Students enrich and expand their approach to studio-based practice, heighten their awareness of the impact of cultural forces upon the work of designers, and begin to anticipate future trends. Course material includes the analysis of designed objects, theoretical and popular writings, exercises in making, class discussion, research projects and student and instructor-led presentations. Skills reinforced: design research, visual presentation, oral presentation, brand, design writing, history of ID, meaning/semantics, point of view.