What does it take to create designs that are integral to increasing our quality of life? In this hands-on, project-based course, you will engage in the design process from research and concept generation through prototyping and development to deliver a final product design solution focusing on human well-being. Meaningful human-centered design is a collaborative act; this course welcomes and encourages students from all disciplines to contribute to and learn from a hands-on design process in a studio environment.
This course – PRD 560 “Designing for Human Well-Being” – is being taught by visiting part-time Assistant Professor and internationally recognized designer Anders Jensen. Jensen has worked as a designer in a range of professional contexts, from consultancies to corporations, including serving as one of only four international master designers with Samsung Global, as Design Director for Hisense Europe, and as designer for Bang & Olufson (B&O). Jensen brings decades of knowledge and experience in delivering successful designs to global markets across a variety of product categories including consumer electronics, medical devices, and furniture, as well as teaching experience in studios and human-centered design courses.
The course is being offered in-person during the Summer 2021 semester, May 17-June 29, Tues/Thur from 10 a.m.-Noon. Project materials and studio space will be supplied. Capacity is limited to 16 students.