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Design Theory

Shenkar College of Engineering via edX

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The first of its kind, this course is a pioneering exploration into theories of design theory. Much of the way we interact as a society springs from design and is influenced by it. Design specialists around the world are continually redefining what design is and how it should be positioned within social, political and economic dynamics. In this course, you'll gain a better understanding of the scope of design and the role it plays in our day to day life.

The course invites curious parties, potential future designers, as well as those interested in adjacent domains, to engage with current discourses around design theory, as these are presented in design academic circles internationally. It offers students both an in-depth understanding of these issues and key analytical tools for further thinking.

Taught by

Dr. Lee Weinberg , Dr. Pablo Utin , Dr. Jonathan Ventura , Prof. Emanuel Gruengard and Dr. Michalle Gal


5.0 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Excellent course. I don't come from a design/art background - in fact, I'm one of those "I don't know anything about art but I know what I like" people - but I keep trying to understand what people are talking about when they speak the language of v…
  • Anonymous
    This course really opened my eyes up to things I had previously taken for granted. I see design everywhere now and I look at its function and how it shapes my life and those around me's lives.
  • Great. Really good. Instruction well designed. Assistance when needed by instructors with high degree of knowledge in subject matter. I don't have any knowledge of this school but the website requires a review of some institution to sign up. Weird. Lots of hoops to jump through for a free online course. Hope this paragraph meets the required minimum number of characters for review?
  • Fascinating course. Unfortunately, despite the course being completely through the renowned Shenkar College of Design, the certificate currently makes no mention of that. I am sure that will change in the future, though, as more people are likely to only purchase a certificate displaying the institution's name.
  • Eu não comecei ainda,porém tenho muita vontade,parece ser bem interessante,uma coisa que vai ser muito em uma empresa,caso você tenha que fazer algum tipo de desing

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