Design Frameworks

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3 Units

This course offers an introduction to history and theory of design, across a range of design disciplines ranging from architecture to user experience design. It covers alternative models of design process and the history of design interventions in physical, social, and virtual spaces. It also emphasizes design in social practice, particularly social movements, community empowerment, capacity building, and urban transformation. Exploring the realm of sustainable design principles and practices across spatial scales through case studies, content in this course frames implications for social ventures and other organizations.

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