Today’s design work is vast. It’s broader than products, experiences, and systems. It includes the technologies and data that power the above, and the implications and consequences of all of our work in the world in the short and long term. This interconnected landscape is today’s design work. We believe that we have the responsibility to design and teach the full problem space.
In the first year, students take all classes together as a cohort. In the second year, students will continue to work together in the year-long “Idea to Impact” course, which will be the culmination of their educational experience and propel them to career paths.
The Electives in second year will be a combination of building a deep learning in a meaningful direction chosen by the student, and expanding the skill toolkit of the student as appropriate. Click on the links to learn more about the classes.
The summer before the program commences, students may be asked to perform preparation work by taking online courses as recommended by their advisor, in order to fortify any weak areas in skills coming into the program.
The summer between first year and second year will be spent completing an internship experience related to their chosen theme and otherwise preparing them for the Design Impact course of second year.