Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Collab: Design for Literacy
Spring 2024
Taught By: Marcos Chavez
Section: A

CRN: 10607

Credits: 3

This course is intended to integrate the design skills and point of view of students in order to create a product line of re-imagined classic books and market those products on behalf of a social enterprise in their efforts to raise money for a literacy charity. Students will work with the social enterprise, DERT, as contributing designers and will redesign select classic works of literature into marketable on-demand books that are activated as fundraising products. The class will work with DERT to re-design adult and kids classics which will target select audiences who’s interested in making meaningful purchases that both enhance their lives while contributing to a social cause. DERT will donate all profits from its books sales to its literacy partner, The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP). With over 50 years of proven success, PCHP is dedicated to ensuring that low-income children have access to books, and has the opportunity to enter school ready for success. DERT will work with PCHP and its sponsor, The Reader’s Digest Foundation, to market the book products to its various audiences. Team members from PCHP and Reader’s Digest will be active in the class development of their book products, participating in class presentations and critique reviews. Beyond students work in designing book products, the class will focus on research, process, concepting, design execution, teamwork and presentation skills.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Communication Design majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

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: 4:06am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 507
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024