PSAM
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Currents

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

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Currents: Javascript + OpenAI
Fall 2024
Taught By: Justin Bakse
Section: A

CRN: 4333

Credits: 3

In this ONLINE course, students will use Javascript and the OpenAI API to make small projects that leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prototype kooky chatbots, never-ending story-based games, fake-news generators, AI artists, and more. Assignments will range from targeted technical challenges to open-ended creative experiments. Learn about setting up a Node environment, network API calls with Javascript, and using the OpenAI APIs including GPT and DALL•E. Explore integrating LLM and Diffusion Models into your projects through hands-on experimentation. Discuss the practical implications, ethics, and future of using AI and ML technology in design practice. This is an intermediate coding course. Students should have completed an introductory programming course, have a foundation in Javascript and/or p5.js, and have a strong interest in coding. AI/ML experience is not required.

Open to: All University graduate students, and undergraduate juniors and seniors. Some seats have been reserved for MFA Design & Technology students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 4:16am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024
Currents: Design, Make, Sell
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sibel Guler
Section: G

CRN: 11851

Credits: 3

Are you a creative individual who wants to turn your passion project into a business? Maybe you want to learn about business strategy, but haven't decided whether you're ready to embark on your entrepreneurial journey just yet. This course is a comprehensive overview of the entire process, guiding you from the spark of an idea to market realization, and is for anyone intrigued by approaching design from a business perspective. We'll explore the path from ideation to bringing your creations to the market, while designing with purpose. You will understand the importance of developing a mission and making a positive impact on the world. We will put the strategies and principles learned through the course into practice to develop a cohesive set of brand guidelines and a compelling story. Learn how to pivot and adapt to changing circumstances to thrive in the ever-evolving marketplace, how to analyze competitors and identify opportunities for differentiation and market entry. You will learn how to navigate the complexities of logistics, supply chains, and establish brand guidelines. Explore methods to form strategic partnerships that can enhance your growth and reach. While the class isn't all about pitching to investors or building the next tech giant, we will explore various funding options, from grants and crowdsourcing to investment. We will review the basics of creating pitch decks and proposals that can engage and persuade stakeholders using storytelling and data. Students can work on an idea or project they have already developed or choose an existing product or service that they want to use throughout the term.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

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: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 4:16am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 710
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024
Currents: Design Tools
Spring 2024
Taught By: Brendan Griffiths
Section: E

CRN: 8835

Credits: 3

This course investigates the history of design tools, their creation, and their application through the lens of design practice. Students will learn about software design principles and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of their toolset. Topics will include the use of visual languages and graphical representations in software design, as well as the integration of design tools with existing software development environments and workflows. The course will include hands-on projects in which students will design and implement their own tool. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the design and development of software design tools, and will be able to apply this knowledge to their own projects.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

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: 4:16am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024
Currents: Javascript+OpenAI
Spring 2024
Taught By: Justin Bakse
Section: F

CRN: 7288

Credits: 3

In this ONLINE course, students will use Javascript and the OpenAI API to make small projects that leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prototype kooky chatbots, never-ending story-based games, fake-news generators, AI artists, and more. Assignments will range from targeted technical challenges to open-ended creative experiments. Learn about setting up a Node environment, network API calls with Javascript, and using the OpenAI APIs including GPT and DALL•E. Explore integrating LLM and Diffusion Models into your projects through hands-on experimentation. Discuss the practical implications, ethics, and future of using AI and ML technology in design practice. This is an intermediate coding course. Students should have completed an introductory programming course, have a foundation in Javascript and/or p5.js, and have a strong interest in coding. AI/ML experience is not required.

Open to: All University grad students, and upper level undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

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

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 4:16am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024