INDES 175 Design Theory • 5 Cr.
Explores philosophical approaches to design and various aesthetic and judgmental concerns. Students apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving to the enclosure and systematic organization of space. Prerequisite: ART 112 and INDES 160.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze major historical and contemporary precedents in design and architecture, as examples of applied design theories, in order to provide useful models in the development of design.
- Develop thinking strategies necessary to the design process such as problem solving, decision making, concept development and critical thinking.
- Analyze and evaluate which of the above thinking strategies should be used throughout the design process in order to solve a specific spatial or design problem.
- Reinforce operational knowledge of the fundamental elements and principles of design by appropriate application to the solution of design related problems.
- Understand the basics of concept development and demonstrate proficiency at concept development by applying this knowledge to specific problems and exercises.
- Demonstrate the ability to defend a conceptual design, explaining the value of the solution by verbalizing or writing clear statements that substantiate the solution and by demonstrating graphically how the concept was incorporated into the solution.
- Develop idea generation techniques and creative problem solving skills as important tools for successful design.