Special Topics: Cross-Disciplinary Design
DESMA X 479.5B
Take on projects that require cross-disciplinary design approaches, working with people in fields that touch design, but are separate.
What you can learn.
- Solve design problems more effectively by working across disciplines
- Practice collaborations between fields and teams—an essential for a designer to be successful
- Tackle special projects that are curated each quarter based upon on current topics
- Explore “real world” style collaboration between design and the fields of story-telling, technology, VR and user experience
About this course:Design and designers work at the intersections of many fields, and collaborations between fields and teams is essential for a designer to be successful. Working across disciplines and finding ways to collaborate are at the heart of powerful design solutions and solving design problems. In this class, students take on projects that require cross-disciplinary design approaches and working with people in fields that touch design, but are separate—animation, VR, technology for example—and the projects are curated each quarter to touch on current topics. Often they include collaboration across analog and digital technologies, disciplines that overlap designers including story-telling, technology, VR, and experience.
Core DCA courses: Design Fundamentals, Color Methodologies, Typography, and Adobe suite. Or equivalent experience.