Course Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of design. It explores the various definitions and meanings of the word "design." As design is a tool for examining our culture and our environment, this course may include topics such as: why we design as a response to meet needs; what affects design and what design affects; government, political, and corporate influences on design; universal design; ecologically responsible design; sustainability issues in design; and design in a global context.

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