Hypertools: Objects + Interfaces

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Hypertools: Object/Interface
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 14502

Credits: 3

Hypertools is a course that explores the blurry line between the physical and digital interfaces that we engage with every day. Through a series of sprints and projects, students will gain experience prototyping and building interactive objects and digital interfaces. We will use cardboard, sensors, 3D printing, HTML and Javascript. Understanding how these materials relate will help us engage critically with the concepts of connected objects and the place of digital interfaces in our lives. With a core focus on new approaches to prototyping and fabrication, these projects are designed to have students learning through making (ideally making weird stuff). We will ask questions such as: What does the primitive slab of a smartphone offer as a blank slate? What do javascript and doorknobs have in common? Can a dollar store be a resource for prototyping? How do we hack existing tools to create new products? Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s):

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

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: 11:04am EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024