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.
Design Theory and Criticism
Students will be able to examine critical theories of design, systems thinking, and design methodologies.
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.
Students will be able to solve problems and address social concerns with innovative approaches to design and exploratory methodologies.
Communication, Beliefs, and Ethics
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.