Technology Design Foundations

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4 Units

This course introduces students to a suite of foundational design, prototyping, communication, and technical skills that are essential to professions that integrate emerging technologies. This course introduces students to design thinking and the basic practices of interaction design. It follows a human-centered design process that includes research, concept generation, prototyping, and refinement. Students will become familiar with design methodologies such as sketching, storyboarding, wireframing, prototyping, etc. It also develops fluency across a range of core technologies and how to operationalize them within a design context. Students must work effectively as individuals and in small teams to design a range of interactive experiences using various technologies.

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