DES 217

Design Thinking

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Students will unpack each step of the design thinking process while honing critical thinking, conceptual development, and craft through readings and projects.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

1.5

Fixed

1.5

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Design Practice

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to understand the diverse methods employed in design thinking and establish a workable design thinking framework to use in their practices.

Title

Design Theory and Criticism

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to examine critical theories of design, systems thinking, and design methodologies.

Title

Design Thinking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate sound thinking, creative inquiry, and diverse modes of reasoning-visual, perceptual, conceptual, inductive, deductive, analytical, logical, critical, organizational, and creative-through discussion and writing.

Title

Creative Discovery

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to solve problems and address social concerns with innovative approaches to design and exploratory methodologies.

Title

Communication, Beliefs, and Ethics

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to recognize the role of the individual designer in delivering meaning through design thinking and discuss the central role of beliefs and ethics in visual communication through art and design.