This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design performance. Lectures and readings will lay out the fundamental concepts that underpin design as a human activity. Weekly design challenges test your ability to apply those ideas to solve real problems. The course is deliberately broad - spanning all domains of design, including architecture, graphics, services, apparel, engineered goods, and products. The emphasis of the course is the basic design process: define, explore, select, and refine. You, the student, bring to the course your particular interests and expertise related to, for instance, engineering, furniture, fashion, architecture, or products. In prior sessions of the course about half of the participants were novices and about half had prior professional design expertise. Both groups seem to benefit substantially from the course. All project work is evaluated by your peers -- and indeed, you will also be a peer reviewer. This format allows you to see an interesting collection of projects while getting useful feedback on your own project.
Design: Creation of Artifacts in SocietyUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week #1: Introduction to Design
Week #2: Customer Needs and Drawing Solutions
Week #3: Design Concepts
Week #4: Concept Selection and Prototyping
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TOP REVIEWS FROM DESIGN: CREATION OF ARTIFACTS IN SOCIETY
Great content and excellent delivery! This course got me do some hands on design after so long. It kindled the innate creativity! Looking forward to more such courses!
A really helpful and informative course. This course will definitely raise your confidence with designing anything. Thanks to instructor for going so detailed.
Karl is a good professor, he introduced many design artifacts as well as showed and worked with the class through his experiment and assignment. Thank you for teaching us online!
I thoroughly enjoyed & learnt about artifact designs, the video classes were apt & easy to follow .
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