Data as Material

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Data as Material

Spring 2023

Taught By: Josephina Matteson

Section: A

CRN: 8715

Credits: 3

In this course, students will exercise comprehensive design practice and iteration, traversing areas such as visual design, storytelling, design thinking, UI/UX, prototyping, and interaction design. Across these practices, the course investigates data as a material for design. Students will engage through hands-on exercises with real data to gain a deeper understanding of how data is created and how it can shape interactions and representations. Students will develop data-driven products and services that can range from the applied and functional to the critical and poetic. The class will be accompanied by relevant readings and presentations from design theory and the sociopolitical and cultural context. In-class conversations allow students to develop critical thinking and theoretical understanding and show their unique insights of discussed topics and practices.

Open to: All University graduate degree students. Some seats reserved for Data Visualization and MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:12am EST 12/7/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023