COMM 4650 Special Issues in Information Design
Information design pervades and shapes our world. In this experimental new course, students will learn to observe, analyze, and critique how design shapes our relationships, dictates our actions, inscribes values, and sediments privilege. The course will combine cultural analysis and critical theory with information design practice. Students will work in small groups to identify a local issue, then propose, defend, and implement a project that is meant to act as an intervention into the issue. Students will work in dialog with those concerned with the focal issue, and learn to adapt their design practices through participation and critical reflection. Each week the course will mix lectures, studio practice, and significant out-of-class project work.
Scheduled for Fall, 2016.