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Twin Cities Campus

Design M.S.

Design, Housing & Apparel
College of Design
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Contact Information
Design Graduate Program, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2021
  • Length of program in credits: 34 to 36
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The design graduate program focuses on the study of relationships between humans and their designed environments. This focus is based on the assumption that design and analysis of environments contributes to the improvement of the human condition. The program addresses theory, research, and application, using a shared disciplinary base from the arts and social and behavioral sciences. The goal of the program is for students to analyze, evaluate, and integrate theoretical frameworks related to humans and their designed environments. Applications submitted to the design graduate program specify a track and degree objective. Formal tracks are: Apparel studies (including dress, history, and culture; product development; and retail and consumer studies Graphic design Housing studies Interior design Product design *The Housing Studies Track graduate study is no longer accepting applications.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Special Application Requirements:
For specific application requirements, including eligibility requirements for each track, see: http://dha.design.umn.edu/programs/grad/admissions.html.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 18 to 20 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 28 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
Plan C: Plan C requires 28 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Students may be required to complete additional credits upon recommendation of their committee.
Design Program Core Requirement (1 credit)
Take the following course:
DES 8181 - Research Ethics (1.0 cr)
Related Field Coursework (6 credits)
Select at least 6 credits in a related field in consultation with the advisor and committee.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Apparel Studies
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan B.
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses, or other coursework with the approval of the advisor and committee, to meet the 6-credit requirement:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Dress, History, and Culture
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Plan A Electives (8 credits)
Take at least 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Thesis credits
Plan A students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Plan B Master's Project (3 credits)
Take at least 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee the last semester of the MS program:
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Product Development
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Take one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Plan A Electives (8 credits)
Take at least 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design (4.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
DES 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit (4.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry (3.0 cr)
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design (4.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
DES 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit (4.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
Plan B Master's Project (3 credits)
Take at least 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee the last semester of the MS program:
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Retail and Consumer Studies
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Take the following course:
APST 8272 - Digital Consumers: Theories in Retail and Consumer Studies (3.0 cr)
Plan A Electives (8 credits)
Take at least 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society (3.0 cr)
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or Plan B Electives (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior (3.0 cr)
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society (3.0 cr)
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress (3.0 cr)
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Plan B Master's Project (3 credits)
Take at least 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee the last semester of the program:
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Graphic Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan B.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Take one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
or DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (6 credits)
Select two courses from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
GDES 5388 - Graphic Design Research (3.0 cr)
Graphic Design Requirements (7 credits)
Take DES 8114. Select GDES 8361 or GDES 8362 in consultation with the advisor and committee.
DES 8114 - Design Studio (4.0 cr)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Plan A Electives (1 credit)
Select a course from the following, in consultation with the advisor and committee, to complete the 1-credit requirement:
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop (4.0 cr)
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography (4.0 cr)
GDES 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
GDES 5311 - Illustration (3.0 cr)
GDES 5341 - Interaction Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio (3.0 cr)
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms (3.0 cr)
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
GDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students take a minimum of 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B Electives (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design [WI] (4.0 cr)
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop (4.0 cr)
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography (4.0 cr)
GDES 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
GDES 5311 - Illustration (3.0 cr)
GDES 5341 - Interaction Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio (3.0 cr)
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms (3.0 cr)
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design (3.0 cr)
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
GDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Plan B Master's Project (3 credits)
Take at least 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee the last semester of the MS program:
GDES 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Housing Studies
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan B.
Applications for the housing studies track graduate study and certificate are no longer being accepted. The housing studies track advances both theoretical and applied knowledge in the housing field. Through research experiences, students are prepared to assist people and communities in addressing housing-related issues. Courses emphasize human needs and behavior, analysis of designed environments, policy and community development, and housing of specific sub populations such as the elderly or low-income families with children.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Take the following course:
HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (6 credits)
Select two courses from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
Housing Studies Requirements (7 credits)
Take the following courses:
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment (4.0 cr)
Concentration
Plan A Electives (1 credit)
Select credits in consultation with the advisor and committee to meet the minimum number of course credits required:
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
HSG 5462 - Housing and Community Development (3.0 cr)
HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
HSG 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students take 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B Electives (8 credits)
Select credits from the following, in consultation with the advisor and committee, to meet the minimum credit requirement:
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management (4.0 cr)
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective (3.0 cr)
HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
HSG 5462 - Housing and Community Development (3.0 cr)
HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
HSG 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Plan B Master's Project (3 credits)
Take at least 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee the last semester of the MS program:
HSG 8222 - Plan B Master's Project (3.0 cr)
Interior Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A.
Graduate study in the interior design track emphasizes the theory, research, and specialized practice components of design as applied to people's health, safety, and welfare in the interior environment, including culture, sustainability, and issues facing design education. Advances in theoretical knowledge and study of the interactions of humans in interior environments prepare students for teaching and research positions as well as specializations within the professions. A prior degree in interior design or architecture is required for admission to the study interior design at the graduate level.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design (3.0 cr)
Evaluation and Analysis Coursework (6 credits)
Select at least one statistics course, and select either DES 8102 or 8103, in consultation with the advisor:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3.0 cr)
Concentration (8 credits)
Select at least 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
DES 5168 - Evidence-Based Design (3.0 cr)
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment (2.0 cr)
DES 8115 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
IDES 8192 - Readings in Interior Design (1.0-3.0 cr)
IDES 8193 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Take 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Product Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan C.
The product design track is creative and interdisciplinary, blending elements of industrial design, engineering, business, and humanities. Combining these disciplines gives you the tools and methods to design products and services (both physical and digital) that are functional, marketable, and human-centered. Our flexible programming gives you the option to deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of product design and gain hands-on advanced product design experience to augment your background.
Theory and Philosophy Coursework (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8112 - Design Theory (3.0 cr)
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis (3.0 cr)
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design (3.0 cr)
Concentration
Plan A
Evaluation and Analysis (3 credits)
Select one of the following in consultation with the advisor and committee:
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods (3.0 cr)
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
Core Coursework (13 credits)
Take the following courses:
PDES 5701 - User-Centered Design Studio (3.0 cr)
PDES 5702 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
PDES 5703 - Prototyping Methods (4.0 cr)
PDES 5704 - Computer-Aided Design Methods (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students take 10 thesis credits.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan C
Evaluation and Analysis (3 credits)
Take the following course:
PDES 5701 - User-Centered Design Studio (3.0 cr)
Core Coursework (21 credits)
Take the following courses:
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
PDES 5702 - Visual Communication (3.0 cr)
PDES 5703 - Prototyping Methods (4.0 cr)
PDES 5704 - Computer-Aided Design Methods (3.0 cr)
PDES 8721 - New Product Design and Business Development I (4.0 cr)
PDES 8722 - New Product Design and Business Development II (4.0 cr)
 
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DES 8181 - Research Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of ethical concerns/questions in conducting/disseminating research. Mentoring relationships, use of human subjects, data handling, plagiarism, authorship, publishing, research funding, social responsibility of researchers, code of conduct. prereq: Grad student
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Des 4165/Des 5165
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course explores how culture, identity, and difference are defined and produced and the role that design plays in the production of difference, inequality, and marginalization. prereq: Grad student
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Des 4165/Des 5165
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course explores how culture, identity, and difference are defined and produced and the role that design plays in the production of difference, inequality, and marginalization. prereq: Grad student
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class uses an engineering design process to analyze and meet the functional needs of specific user groups. We will be designing clothing that protects users from environmental conditions, and that facilitates and/or expands body function and movement. Physical principles of clothing and human anatomy are explored. A theoretical understanding of human anatomy and movement is applied through advanced patterning techniques for a variety of body types, work environments, and activities. Class projects are often conducted with an outside partner. Project work focuses on developing skills in collecting, synthesizing (in written and visual form) and using evidence to inform the design of a solution to a user-centered problem. Written documentation, developmental prototypes, and final design solutions are produced and evaluated.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
DES 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comprehensive attention to ergonomics and anthropometric variance across populations is crucial to the advancement of wearable products and apparel. This course will examine the relationship between body size, body shape, product design, sizing systems, and fit. Students will examine existing sizing systems and develop new sizing systems using anthropometric data, body scan technology, and OptiTex 3D patternmaking software. A special focus will be given to examining innovative tools that encourage the merging of anthropometrics and design throughout the design process. This class is suitable for students across a variety of disciplines.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 5218 - Fashion, Design, and the Global Industry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of fashion, dress, and culture to time, place, and design. Focuses on fashion centers, fashion industry, and globalization. Chinese fashion industry as case study.
APST 5224 - Functional Clothing Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class uses an engineering design process to analyze and meet the functional needs of specific user groups. We will be designing clothing that protects users from environmental conditions, and that facilitates and/or expands body function and movement. Physical principles of clothing and human anatomy are explored. A theoretical understanding of human anatomy and movement is applied through advanced patterning techniques for a variety of body types, work environments, and activities. Class projects are often conducted with an outside partner. Project work focuses on developing skills in collecting, synthesizing (in written and visual form) and using evidence to inform the design of a solution to a user-centered problem. Written documentation, developmental prototypes, and final design solutions are produced and evaluated.
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
DES 5188 - Anthropometrics, Sizing & Fit
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comprehensive attention to ergonomics and anthropometric variance across populations is crucial to the advancement of wearable products and apparel. This course will examine the relationship between body size, body shape, product design, sizing systems, and fit. Students will examine existing sizing systems and develop new sizing systems using anthropometric data, body scan technology, and OptiTex 3D patternmaking software. A special focus will be given to examining innovative tools that encourage the merging of anthropometrics and design throughout the design process. This class is suitable for students across a variety of disciplines.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
APST 8272 - Digital Consumers: Theories in Retail and Consumer Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Reviews range of critical theories in retail/consumer studies to explore issues in multi-channel retailing environments. Exposure to breadth of topics in multi-channel retailing. Practical research experience. prereq: DES 8102 or equivalent quantitative methods class
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research related to designed environment across retail channels. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Consumerism within U.S. society. Commodification of health care, education, and production of news. Commercialization of public space/culture. What drives consumer society. How meaning is manufactured. What the lived experiences are of consumers today. Postmodern market. Alternatives to consumer society. prereq: Sr or grad student
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Selected topics in the field of retailing. Students extend their thinking regarding consumer behavior to strategic retail management.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
APST 5117 - Retail Environments and Human Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research related to designed environment across retail channels. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
APST 5123 - Living in a Consumer Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Consumerism within U.S. society. Commodification of health care, education, and production of news. Commercialization of public space/culture. What drives consumer society. How meaning is manufactured. What the lived experiences are of consumers today. Postmodern market. Alternatives to consumer society. prereq: Sr or grad student
APST 5193 - Directed Study in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in apparel studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8192 - Readings in Apparel Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study/review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
APST 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in apparel studies. prereq: instr consent
APST 8268 - Behavioral Aspects of Dress
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Research and social science theories as applied to appearance/dress as manifestations of human behavior.
APST 8271 - Retailing: Strategic Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Selected topics in the field of retailing. Students extend their thinking regarding consumer behavior to strategic retail management.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
DES 8151 - Product Development: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
APST 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: DHA master's student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
GDES 5388 - Graphic Design Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experience in Graphic Design research strategies and methods. Applied, theoretical, and human-centered aspects directed at project development. Design prototyping, testing, analysis. prereq: Graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
DES 8114 - Design Studio
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced problem analysis, design solution. prereq: Design grad student or instr consent
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
GDES 8362 - The Nature of Representation in Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of representation and studio production (digital, non-digital) centered around representation in culture.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studio experience in the development and production of surface design. Screen printing, batik, resist dying, shibori, cyanotypes, and dye transfers are included.
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Expressive visual communication of words. Fundamental legibility of "invisible art," overt expression through type. Students complete extended typographic project. prereq: [[2345 or DHA 2345], 3351, graphic design major] or design grad student or instr consent
GDES 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in graphic design under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
GDES 5311 - Illustration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Image making by hand or digitally for use in design projects. Design development. Mapping out ideas/expressing thoughts visually. Not observational drawing course. prereq: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or instr consent
GDES 5341 - Interaction Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: DHA 4384/GDES 5341
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design of interactive multimedia projects. Interactive presentations and electronic publishing. Software includes hypermedia, scripting, digital output. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Internet-based design. Static web pages, embedded media, cascading style sheets. Design and usability of interface between humans and technology. Evaluation of visual elements that control and organize dealings with computers to direct work. Students develop designs, do usability testing. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GDes 4371/GDes 5371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Visual articulation of data. Expansive research, meticulous gathering of data, analysis. Develop cohesive graphical narratives/build solid foundation in craft of presenting data.
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/tools necessary to process large quantities of information/present them through interactive mediums. Create data visualizations for web utilizing Javascript libraries. Linear/non-linear data-driven narratives.
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced computer design. Integration of design knowledge with Macintosh computer applications. Students use software to create digital illustration and animations. Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Flash. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor], [graphic design major or [grad student, experience with computer illustration]]] or instr consent
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Games of all kinds. Theoretical/practical aspects of making games. Investigation of design process. Rules, strategies, methodologies. Interactivity, choice, action, outcome, rules in game design. Social interaction, story telling, meaning/ideology, semiotics. Signs, cultural meaning. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or [[4384 or DHA 4384 or 5341 or DHA 5341], [graphic design major or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in graphic design. prereq: instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical analysis of visual communication. Technological, cultural, and aesthetic influences. How historical events are communicated/perceived through graphic presentation/imagery. prereq: Intro history or art history course
GDES 4330 - Surface Fabric Design Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studio experience in the development and production of surface design. Screen printing, batik, resist dying, shibori, cyanotypes, and dye transfers are included.
GDES 4345 - Advanced Typography
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Expressive visual communication of words. Fundamental legibility of "invisible art," overt expression through type. Students complete extended typographic project. prereq: [[2345 or DHA 2345], 3351, graphic design major] or design grad student or instr consent
GDES 5193 - Directed Study in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in graphic design under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
GDES 5311 - Illustration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Image making by hand or digitally for use in design projects. Design development. Mapping out ideas/expressing thoughts visually. Not observational drawing course. prereq: 1311 or ArtS 1101 or PDes 3702 or LA 1301 or Arch 3250 or Arch 2301 or instr consent
GDES 5341 - Interaction Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: DHA 4384/GDES 5341
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design of interactive multimedia projects. Interactive presentations and electronic publishing. Software includes hypermedia, scripting, digital output. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5342 - Advanced Web Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Internet-based design. Static web pages, embedded media, cascading style sheets. Design and usability of interface between humans and technology. Evaluation of visual elements that control and organize dealings with computers to direct work. Students develop designs, do usability testing. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or graphic design major or grad student or instr consent
GDES 5371 - Data Visualization Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GDes 4371/GDes 5371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Visual articulation of data. Expansive research, meticulous gathering of data, analysis. Develop cohesive graphical narratives/build solid foundation in craft of presenting data.
GDES 5372 - Data Visualization for Interactive Platforms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/tools necessary to process large quantities of information/present them through interactive mediums. Create data visualizations for web utilizing Javascript libraries. Linear/non-linear data-driven narratives.
GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced computer design. Integration of design knowledge with Macintosh computer applications. Students use software to create digital illustration and animations. Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Flash. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor], [graphic design major or [grad student, experience with computer illustration]]] or instr consent
GDES 5386 - Fundamentals of Game Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Games of all kinds. Theoretical/practical aspects of making games. Investigation of design process. Rules, strategies, methodologies. Interactivity, choice, action, outcome, rules in game design. Social interaction, story telling, meaning/ideology, semiotics. Signs, cultural meaning. prereq: [[2334 or 2342], design minor] or [[4384 or DHA 4384 or 5341 or DHA 5341], [graphic design major or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
GDES 8192 - Readings in Graphic Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in graphic design. prereq: instr consent
GDES 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: [Design or DHA master's student], instr consent
HSG 8467 - Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Investigation/evaluation of theories applied to housing. Levels of analysis. Links between theory, research questions, and methodological approaches. prereq: 5467 or DHA 5467 or instr consent
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
HSG 5463 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hsg 5463/PA 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Institutional/environmental settings that make up housing policy in the United States. Competing ideas about solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: [[2401 or DHA 2401], [2463 or DHA 2463]] or instr consent
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hsg 4467W/Hsg 5467
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing.
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Housing development process/financing. Management of multifamily housing. Emphasizes housing for low-income families/specific populations (e.g., older residents).
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Demographic changes, economic connections, and public policies for housing around the world. Sustainable development, rural-to-urban migration, land distribution, economic globalization, and civil conflict and war.
HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance.
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5462 - Housing and Community Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
An examination of the linkages between housing and community development. The process of residential neighborhood change and the impact of housing on neighborhood conditions is explored. The course considers theories of neighborhood change, trends in residential development, and concepts of community building in the built environment. Private sector, community-based, and governmental efforts at neighborhood revitalization and their effectiveness will be studied. Related issues such as racial discrimination in housing, gentrification and the displacement of low-income residents are discussed. Course includes an engaged group project to access housing and amenities in a specified neighborhood.
HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional development issues/trends.
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in housing studies. prereq: instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
HSG 4461 - Housing Development and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Housing development process/financing. Management of multifamily housing. Emphasizes housing for low-income families/specific populations (e.g., older residents).
HSG 4465 - Housing in a Global Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Demographic changes, economic connections, and public policies for housing around the world. Sustainable development, rural-to-urban migration, land distribution, economic globalization, and civil conflict and war.
HSG 5170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth investigation of a single specific topic, announced in advance.
HSG 5193 - Directed Study in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study in Housing Studies under tutorial guidance. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
HSG 5462 - Housing and Community Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
An examination of the linkages between housing and community development. The process of residential neighborhood change and the impact of housing on neighborhood conditions is explored. The course considers theories of neighborhood change, trends in residential development, and concepts of community building in the built environment. Private sector, community-based, and governmental efforts at neighborhood revitalization and their effectiveness will be studied. Related issues such as racial discrimination in housing, gentrification and the displacement of low-income residents are discussed. Course includes an engaged group project to access housing and amenities in a specified neighborhood.
HSG 8170 - Topics in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth investigation of topic announced in advance.
HSG 8180 - Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Professional development issues/trends.
HSG 8192 - Readings in Housing Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books, and periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in housing studies. prereq: instr consent
HSG 8222 - Plan B Master's Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Plan B master's project. prereq: [DHA or design master's] student, instr consent
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8166 - Material Culture and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research approaches to material culture study using artifacts from Goldstein Museum of Design. prereq: [DHA or DES] grad student or instr consent
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8252/EPsy 8262
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Use/interpretation of results from several multivariate statistical techniques. Matrix algebra, variance/covariance, Hotelling's T2, GLM, MANOVA, MANCOVA, discriminant analysis, canonical correlations, dimensionality, principal components, latent composites, distance, hierarchical clustering. prereq: [8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Des 4165/Des 5165
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course explores how culture, identity, and difference are defined and produced and the role that design plays in the production of difference, inequality, and marginalization. prereq: Grad student
DES 5168 - Evidence-Based Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Origins of evidence-based design/possible benefits and detractors. Students learn various components as a process/ explore methods of integrating process via application to a design project in their area of expertise. Process, impact, influences, and anticipated outcomes are documented/ analyzed as compared to a typical design process approach. prereq: CDes grad student or instr consent
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
DES 8113 - Teaching and Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Educational processes/methods in design studio/lecture courses. Learning styles, best practices for grading. Methods of critique. Interacting with students. Active learning. Teaching with technology. Lecture, practicum.
DES 8115 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Interdisciplinary course.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
IDES 8192 - Readings in Interior Design
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study, review of books/periodicals under tutorial guidance. prereq: instr consent
IDES 8193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study in interior design. prereq: instr consent
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
DES 8112 - Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories used in design disciplines. Existing designed environments. Designer's purpose. Problem-solving processes. Interaction between humans and design. Field investigations.
DES 8164 - Innovation Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories and factors that influence adoption and diffusion of designed products. Methodologies used in analysis of diffusion process.
DES 8167 - Aesthetics of Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How we perceive, analyze, value, and evaluate design outcomes/results.
DES 8102 - Quantitative Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Quantitative research methods for issues related to humans, their behaviors, and everyday living in the designed environment.
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
PDES 5701 - User-Centered Design Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class provides a studio-based overview of user-centered product design and development processes. Students will practice both user and market research, creativity and idea generation tools, concept evaluation/selection techniques, prototyping methods for concept development and communication, and user testing. This class will also cover fundamentals of intellectual property and manufacturing. In this studio, students will apply these skills towards the development of a product concept.
PDES 5702 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class provides an overview of sketching and manual rendering for communication of conceptual product design. Topics covered will include free-hand perspective drawing of simple/complex geometries, shading/shadow, design details and annotations, as well as line weight/quality. There will be weekly drawing assignments and critique of work.
PDES 5703 - Prototyping Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class is a hands-on introduction to traditional and digitally interactive prototyping tools and techniques. Through a series of projects students will gain experience with building product models using different materials and tools related to foam core, foam, wood, Arduino, and digital fabrication. In the process, the course covers design topics related to form and function, ergonomics, visual aesthetics, and design critique.
PDES 5704 - Computer-Aided Design Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class provides an overview of how to make high-quality digital computer-based models of existing and conceptual products and interactions. Students will learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Axure for two-dimensional design and digital prototyping. Students will also learn SolidWorks and KeyShot for three-dimensional solid modeling and rendering. prereq: Senior or grad student
DES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PDES 5701 - User-Centered Design Studio
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class provides a studio-based overview of user-centered product design and development processes. Students will practice both user and market research, creativity and idea generation tools, concept evaluation/selection techniques, prototyping methods for concept development and communication, and user testing. This class will also cover fundamentals of intellectual property and manufacturing. In this studio, students will apply these skills towards the development of a product concept.
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
PDES 5702 - Visual Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class provides an overview of sketching and manual rendering for communication of conceptual product design. Topics covered will include free-hand perspective drawing of simple/complex geometries, shading/shadow, design details and annotations, as well as line weight/quality. There will be weekly drawing assignments and critique of work.
PDES 5703 - Prototyping Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class is a hands-on introduction to traditional and digitally interactive prototyping tools and techniques. Through a series of projects students will gain experience with building product models using different materials and tools related to foam core, foam, wood, Arduino, and digital fabrication. In the process, the course covers design topics related to form and function, ergonomics, visual aesthetics, and design critique.
PDES 5704 - Computer-Aided Design Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This class provides an overview of how to make high-quality digital computer-based models of existing and conceptual products and interactions. Students will learn Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Axure for two-dimensional design and digital prototyping. Students will also learn SolidWorks and KeyShot for three-dimensional solid modeling and rendering. prereq: Senior or grad student
PDES 8721 - New Product Design and Business Development I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: BMEn 8401/Entr 6041/PDes 8221
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a 2-semester course. PDES 8722 must be taken in sequence in the Spring of the same year. Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. Engineering and design students must enroll for both semesters. Business students may enroll for one, the other or both semesters.
PDES 8722 - New Product Design and Business Development II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: BMEn 8402/Entr 6087/PDes 8722
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This is a 2-semester course sequence. PDES 8721 must be taken prior to this class in the Fall of the same year. Students and faculty work with company representatives to develop a product concept, a working physical prototype, and an extensive business plan. Concept design, detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, and profit forecasting. Sponsoring company intends to bring product to market. Engineering and design students must enroll for both semesters. Business students may enroll for one, the other or both semesters.