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DSN 401 - Design Theory

5 Credits


This course will cover basic design theory, along with an in-depth look at psychological and social understanding of design. Design elements like layout, contrast, and pattern are present in all design fields and serve as the tools designers use to emphasize aspects of their work. Students will interpret the psychological and social design process and construction through written and oral presentation. Students will also analyze how the human factor influences design, and produce a design that promotes inquiry and sparks conversation within a space. Students will articulate how their design responds to the given design theories.

Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - DSN
Course Note Prerequisite: Admission to the BAS - DSN program
FeesCF

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Evening
Designed to Serve BAS Integrated Design Students
Active Date 20190531T14:56:52

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline
Module 1: Global Design Theory overview

Module 2: Design Psychology theory 

Module 3: Human Factor theory in Design

Module 4: Analyze design demographic 

Module 5: Market research theory

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpret psychological and social understanding of design through written or presentation

Analyze how the human factor influences design

Produce a design that promotes inquiry and or sparks conversation with in a space.

Produce a design that includes both form and function for human use

Successfully articulate how your design respond to the given design theory’s



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