2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 1270 Language of Design

This course immerses students in a design studio environment, and introduces them to habits of thinking and making that result in thoughtfully conceived design projects. Work on these projects incorporates the language, skills, processes, and methods that serve as a foundation for all design work. Students participate in critical dialogue that explores design ideas and intentions in relation to specific problems and situations. The goal is to familiarize students with a broad spectrum of design thinking and work, while introducing and practicing the most basic design skills. Projects include explorations of objects and their meaning as they are drawn and represented in varying forms and in relationships with other words or images.