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Courses - Spring 2024
INST
Information Studies
Open Seats as of
03/03/2024 at 10:30 PM
INST398J
Special Topics in Information Studies; Design Thinking for Visual Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: Minimum C- in PSYC100 or SOCY105; Minimum C- in INST126, INST201, STAT100, MATH115 or higher

In an age where technology increasingly permeates our daily existence, there remain certain human qualities that machines cannot replicate: creativity, curiosity, and empathy. This course endeavors to delve into the dynamic relationship between the pillars of aesthetics and the core skills of Design Thinking (DT), all with the goal of enhancing the design process. Throughout the course, we will witness instances where DT bolsters Visual Communication (VC), and conversely, where VC lends its support to the DT process.

Our exploration will revolve around three pivotal questions: How can we engage users and establish meaningful connections with them? How can we empathize with users' challenges and provide them with effective solutio ns? How can we embrace a holistic approach to design?