Complexity by Design

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Complexity by Design

Fall 2019

Taught By: Nitzan Hermon and Jeongki Lim

Section: A

CRN: 7580

Credits: 3

The world is full of phenomena which is extraordinarily complex and not yet fully understood. From sand ripples on an ocean beach to the ebbs and flows of the stock market to the viral spread of a meme, complexity pervades in all areas of science, business, society, and our daily lives. This interdisciplinary seminar class will explore complexity science which includes fundamental concepts around emergence, resilience, chaos, self-organization, non-linear dynamics, innovation, simulation, and infinite realities. Students will engage with critical films and readings on the subject, create models and simulations, and transform the learnings into projects reflective of their interests using design-led research.

Open to: All university students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 8:32am 1/19/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 601

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019