ART 6933: Design Thinking - Summer Studio Course

Instructor: Brian Slawson, Associate Profesor

Course Description

On the edge; visual tension and the dynamics of drawing

You may think that design has something to do with computers or making elegant objects. Well, yes, these are part of the process, but creative ideas begin in the mind – with “design thinking”. This studio course in design thinking consists of (1) a series of small exercises and then (2) two larger creative projects, one individual and the other a group activity. To orient ourselves, we will make use of the book, Glimmer, by Warren Berger, and review materials from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the company, IDEO.

This course develops theories and strategic explorations in advanced visual relationships. Forms will be broken down to their basic parts, honed into useful tools, and deployed to an array of challenges in both objective and non-objective purposes. Students will take on advanced ideas in 2-dimensional pictorial dynamics and develop images that use those ideas in sketchbook studies, practice drawings, and presentation pieces.

Last revised on: March 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

4 Responses to “ART 6933: Design Thinking – Summer Studio Course”

  1. brett melton says:

    How long is a course like this? Thanks


  2. mgil says:

    Hi Brett, Each Summer Studio course is 1 week long – you must take at least one on-campus summer studio course during the program.

  3. Susan says:

    May I enroll in the course without enrolling in the master’s program?
    What week is it offered?

  4. khosko says:

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you for your question. Our courses are only offered to degree-seeking students. If you are interested in applying to the program, please contact an enrollment advisor to start the application process at 1-877-273-1290.

    Thank you!

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