Do big problems really call for big solutions? Can designers really save the world? Through examination of case studies and a hands-on experiment, this workshop will look at the interaction of design and social causes, exploring the seemingly simple question: "Why?"
Visual design can easily be positioned in a way to streamline communication and create meaningful interactions between people. In this workshop, participants will outline a set of decisions or life events that they have experienced and represent them visually, allowing for a cross-comparison between themselves and their peers.
Our interaction with the world says a lot about who we are and where we come from. Our daily lives are full of synergy from objects to people we are interacting in every moment of every day. With every intervention that we make within a space we connect and generate an effect on our surroundings. In short: we tell a story. In this workshop we are going to analyze those interactions and co-create a story with hypertext.
Nothing is created in a vacuum. Often the most exciting and surprising design solutions come from collaborating with others: diverse teams of creative problem solvers. We will explore collaboration as a design methodology through collage and image making. This class will spend time to work together, learn from each other, and create.
Design is often seen as a discipline that translates concepts and ideas into form. A translation, more than transcoding a message, is supposed to transmit knowledge and expand both languages. In this workshop we will explore the idea of translation in design as a way to create better interactions that include dialogue and feedback.
“Futurecasting” is a 1-hr workshop that will teach designers how to envision the future of design, technology & society.
A workshop on designing interactions across hardware and software systems, with an eye towards solving real world problems with flexible technology.