Complexity by Design

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Complexity by Design

Fall 2020

Taught By: Nitzan Hermon

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (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: 10:15am 1/23/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020