HDCC 105: Perspectives on Design Cultures & Creativity

This course is designed to familiarize you with a variety of perspectives on digital media, design, creative practices, emerging research in the field, and ways in which the DCC program can augment and extend your chosen majors.

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START:
August 26, 2019
DURATION:
16 Weeks
ID:
MA-045
CREDIT:
2

INSTRUCTORS:

Jason Farman
Director

Address

1111 Prince Frederick Hall   View map

Categories

Freshman Course

As the introductory class to the Design Cultures & Creativity Program, this course is designed to familiarize you with a variety of perspectives on digital media, design, creative practices, emerging research in the field, and ways in which the DCC program can augment and extend your chosen majors. Throughout the course, we will focus on topics such as community and emerging media, design in everyday life, identity, the impact of digital media on what we know and how we learn, privacy, mobile technologies, the physical reality of digital media, e-waste, and the digital divide. Coupled with these lectures, we as a class will engage these ideas through hands-on explorations such as redesigning the university lecture, collectively tracking down the surveillance cameras on campus, the screening your 1-2 minute cellphone movies at our own film festival, repairing broken technologies, working toward solutions for those who don’t have access to digital media, and the creative misuse of computer code.

Design Cultures & Creativity

0123 Prince Frederick Hall

College Park, MD 20742

301-405-2866

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