IDSE103 Studio: Foundation

Name Quarter 1 (8 weeks) Quarter 2 (8 weeks) Quarter 3 (8 weeks) Quarter 4 (8 weeks)
Methods IDSE101
Design Research and Synthesis
IDSE201
Ethics in Design
IDSE301
Designing Systems
IDSE401
Product Management
Theory IDSE102
Design, Society and the Public Sector
IDSE202
Service Design
IDSE302
Storytelling in Design
IDSE402
Portfolio Development
Application IDSE103
Studio Foundation
IDSE203
Studio Research and Synthesis
IDSE303
Studio Ideation and Development
IDSE403
Studio Pilot Launch and Completion

About this course

This course teaches the foundational qualities and skills of interaction design and creative problem solving. In a studio context, students learn how to quickly generate ideas, work iteratively and communicate ideas effectively through a variety of mediums and fidelities.

Outcomes and competencies

The following outcome statements articulate the competencies, abilities, and skills a student will have as a result of completing this class. Students will...

  • Be able to rapidly create and demonstrate value through visual mediums
  • Be able to talk, present, and think visually in a public setting
  • Communicate and recruit people to a vision of the future with confidence
  • Understand the value of critique and its use as a collaborative tool
  • Practice sketching through a variety of mediums, and execute at various levels of fidelity
  • Generate and sustain their own creative momentum
  • Understand the value of rigor and iteration through the design process

Schedule

In classOut of class

1

Sat

8/24

Basic Sketching

Assignment 1: Practice Sketching Basics

2

Sat

8/31

Advanced Sketching

Assignment 2: Focused Exercises (perspective and objects)

3

Sat

9/7

Life Drawing & Composition

Assignment 3: Life Drawing, People & Composition

4

Sat

9/14

Storyboarding

Assignment 4: Storyboarding

5

Sat

9/21

Sketching Interactions and Interfaces

Assignment 5: Interactions Library

6

Sat

9/28

Intro to Digital Refinement

Assignment 6: Practicing Digital Tools & Raising Fidelity

7

Sat

10/05

Creative Momentum and Facilitation

Assignment 7: Final Group Design Project

8

Sat

10/12

Final Project Presentation & Critique