PGID

5133

Ethnography and Design

Parsons School of Design: Interior Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Ethnography and Design

Spring 2020

Taught By: Barbara Adams

Section: A

CRN: 1727

Credits: 3

Without a deep understanding of people and cultures, how can we assume to propose a future for them? Developing skills of critical observation is essential to becoming a good designer. Deep observation provides unexpected knowledge that allows designers to imagine places that are thoughtfully enhanced or radically new. This course is a laboratory of observation, deep listening, synthesis, analysis and communication. It entails an exploration of methods used in the disciplines of ethnography, human centered design, and other design research fields to better understand how people relate to environments in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in fieldwork as well as readings, discussions and guest talks to support the cultivation of unbiased observation, recording, analysis and communication of insights.

Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5001 Design Studio 1. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Interior Design (PGID)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:41pm 9/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building:

Room:

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020

Ethnography and Design

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jeffrey Carter

Section: B

CRN: 2971

Credits: 3

Without a deep understanding of people and cultures, how can we assume to propose a future for them? Developing skills of critical observation is essential to becoming a good designer. Deep observation provides unexpected knowledge that allows designers to imagine places that are thoughtfully enhanced or radically new. This course is a laboratory of observation, deep listening, synthesis, analysis and communication. It entails an exploration of methods used in the disciplines of ethnography, human centered design, and other design research fields to better understand how people relate to environments in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in fieldwork as well as readings, discussions and guest talks to support the cultivation of unbiased observation, recording, analysis and communication of insights.

Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5001 Design Studio 1. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Interior Design (PGID)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:41pm 9/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building:

Room:

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020