Innovations in Design (CSDS 101)

How can understanding design’s past better prepare us for its future? New technological and social practices are changing the landscape of design, offering new possibilities and challenges for designers to work through. By reflecting on where we have been, we become better situated in our current conditions, and more prepared to face future dilemmas. This course is for emerging designers interested in gaining greater insight and context into the diverse fields of industrial, communication, and interaction design. You will have opportunities to reflect on the history of design and its impact on today’s world, as well as imagining the possible futures of design. Through presentations, class workshops and research projects, you will learn about methods and technologies used within the practice of design and gain confidence in understanding what roles designers will need to take to help shape our futures.

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Contact Hours

18 course hours (3 hours per class)

Prior Learning

No prior learning required.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements


Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $402.90. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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