Research, Design, and Digital Fabrication

OPEN TO SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS PREREQUISITE: An Applied Arts Course

In today's world, the ability to imagine something and make it is rapidly is becoming a core skill set. The ability to work productively in a multidisciplinary team and performing human-centered design research is a must for innovation. This class will devote a semester to learn about the evolving digital fabrication field and close gaps between digital technologies, tinkering, and fabrication processes. The second semester will focus on research and design projects using design thinking, being a T-professional, and multidisciplinary teamwork. Both semesters will bring together diverse creative interests and backgrounds to learn how you can make anything through technology, research and design. Students will also learn how to curate sustainable design solutions that contributes to a healthy and supportive environment for the intended user. Cross-curricular opportunities will be encouraged. Students will maintain a portfolio that tracks their progress and will develop a final project presentation that will be shared with a professional panel.