Saturday, September 18, 2010

First day of class

Our characteristics for evaluating a product:
1. comfort
2. durability
3. price
4. appearance
5. needs
6. stability
7. weight
8. efficient to produce
9. size
10. age
11. fit
12. material
13. reputation
14. type of use

If you're interested you can see last year's list

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Kalamazoo College class of 2014

Welcome to K!

And welcome to the Design Intelligence seminar. This course is part of the Shared Passages Seminar program at K College. Like all of the First Year Seminars, much of our time will be devoted to discussion and writing. The topic of this particular seminar is design.

From the class syllabus:
This course will look at the role of design in the world around us. Our emphasis will be on features, feel and function of design. We will consider why some designs work well and others work poorly. We will think about how and why things are designed in particular ways. We will look at design choices from various perspectives.

The broader goal of this class is to develop and refine skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We will work on discussion skills, presentation skills, analytic skills, and writing skills.

If you are interested, you can find out more about the course by exploring some of the posts below or following some of the related links on the right.