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DSN 425 - Diversity and Inclusive Design

5 Credits

The new generation of diverse designers must identify and dismantle stereotypes that are pervasive in design and work toward an equitable and global design community.  Designers ethically respond to the needs of people and the environment using a creative process based approach. Ideas should be implemented in a strategic manner and question the status quo. Students will analyze historical context and cultural significance of a design. Students will practice creating designs that are inclusive and represent principles of universal design and model accessibility.  

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

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve BAS Integrated Design students
Active Date 20190531T14:57:00

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline
Module 1: Social assumption, political landscape and varying vernacular.

Module 2: Historical and cultural significance design. 

Module 3: Principles of inclusive design 

Module 4: Students develop their own awareness around assumptions.

Module 5: Why it’s important to be an inclusive designer 

Module 6: Create a design project that includes principles of inclusive 

Module 7: Present design projects.

Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze historical context and cultural significance of a design

Redesign a culturally insensitive ad to include the inclusive design principles

Design a project for a specific audience that represents inclusive design principles

Successfully articulate how your design adheres to the principles of inclusivity through a presentation

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