Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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GRA361 Designing for Social Change

[2–2, 3 cr.]

In this studio course students actively engage in the design of a community-based project. The aim of this course is to facilitate collaborations between student designers and the community. Emphasis is placed upon design thinking and participatory design as a means to engage audiences within design towards positive social change. In this class students work as a group of active citizen designers that guide and shape critical aspects of their community. The course addresses the ethical implications, role of visual communication and cultural integrity of design in society. This course is taught through discussions, projects, workshops and on-site research.

Pre-requisite: FND281 Design Culture