DEA 2201 - Magnifying Small Spaces Studio
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: DEA 1101 and DEA 1150 with minimum grades of B-, or permission of instructor. Cost of materials: approximately $200. Enrollment limited to: DEA undergraduate majors, with preference given to sophomores and juniors.
We often observe, define and interact with the human body as a collection of discreet and varied selves: biological, kinesthetic, phenomenological, physiological. This studio focuses on the constellation of ontologies that form our understanding of what it means to be human, and the corresponding impact these have on how we design and who we design for. At the core of our work will be the question of whether engaging the body as a manifold of ontologies allow designers to better understand and construct the built environment.
We will be working extensively with digital modes of observation and production, and hybrid forms of fabrication. You will be expected to work in both physical and digital materials and utilize muliple modes of exploration and production.
Outcome 1: Collect, analyze and incorporate human-centered information into design propositions using rigorous and iterative design methodologies.
Outcome 2: Utilize physical and digital design methods to generate, fabricate and evaluate design propositions.
Outcome 3: Develop an understanding of how to communicate your design propositions and processes in a clear and concise manner that is both accessible and innovative, using graphics, prototypes and text.
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