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Design at Large: Teaching and Research with Design in the Real World

Professor Scott Klemmer

New challenges, cultural values, and technologies are changing design?—?the combining of people and technology to make the world a better place. Pervasive networked devices have freed design from the confines of the lab: design increasingly roams at large. Many of these designs meld the physical, digital, and social worlds. The successes are tremendously exciting, but the failure rate is high. Therein lies the challenge. Currently, many design practices are faith-based rather than research-based. Why is there a shortfall of principles for effective design?

Instructor: Scott Klemmer is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, where he is a co-founder and co-director of the Design Lab. He previously served as Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford. He has a dual BA in Art-Semiotics and Computer Science from Brown and a PhD from UC Berkeley. He advises university design programs globally. Organizations worldwide use his group’s open-source design tools and curricula.

Coordinator: Steve Jenner

Course Number: OSHR-70154   Credit: 0 units

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
08/03/2017 In-class 125131 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla