Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DEA 2422 - [Making Green: Sustainable Product Design Studio]

(KCM-HE, LAD-HE) (CU-SBY)     
Spring. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2023-2024. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: DEA 1101  or equivalent, minimum of one course on sustainability.

J. Elliott.

Design is an intellectual activity, reconciling needs and wants, technologies and materials, costs and benefits, ethics and aesthetics. This studio provides an intimate exploration of environmentally and socially responsible design and making of a set of related artifacts, while considering impacts and implications on persons and non-persons alike. Haptic experiences and analog skills will predominate, leading to greater human connections and real-world discoveries of a more biocentric world view.

Outcome 1: Develop grounding in the field of sustainable product design through the learning and applying of eco-design principles.

Outcome 2: Engage in critical thinking by writing project-related reading assessments involving criticism and synthesis.

Outcome 3: Apply explicit concepts to creative original works to learn the connections between knowledge, research, and design.

Outcome 4: Develop communication skills through written project descriptions, oral presentations for the assignments, and the keeping of a journal to document the design process.

Outcome 5: Understand ethics as a latent part of aesthetic appreciation of design. Focus on various environmental issues pertaining to the studio and the built environment.

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