Diversity In Design
To explore the role of diversity in contemporary design practices, production
and products in the USA as well as the globally. To investigate the impact
one's own ethnic and cultural upbringing has had on one's design sensibility,
perception and execution. To fulfill the UM-TC requirement of teaching
diversity in Grad Programs.
Phase One: Research- Non Euro-American design perspective of thesis research
area. Written design brief and Proposal. 20% of final grade.
Phase Two: Development- Visual Proposal showing development with Thumbnails,
Roughs and Comps. 20% of final grade.
Phase Three: Production- create a proposal for a visual design prototype
reflective of your exploration and findings. Due finals week in the form
of hard copy and digital, as leave-behind for professor. 40% of final
Participation and attendance- 20% of final grade.
Seminar Selected Readings (subject to change)
A Different Mirror: a history of multicultural America- Ronal Takaki
Shopping for Identity: the marketing of ethnicity- Marilyn Halter
Design for Society- Nigel Whitely
Design Without Boundaries: visual communications in transition- Rick
Design Culture- Steven Heller and Marie Finamore
Selected readings as suggested by MFA candidates