PGID
5133

Ethnography and Design

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Ethnography and Design
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ever Bussey
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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:42pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024
Ethnography and Design
Spring 2024
Taught By: Samantha Bennett
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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:42pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 823
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024