Emergent Objects

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Emergent Objects
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ariel Churi
Section: A

CRN: 10657

Credits: 3

Program, fabricate, and document electronic objects and build a better future. Gain an understanding of tactile, human-computer interfaces by producing evocative and functional devices of your own design. Design is the process of actualizing change to our current state. By imagining a potential future, we can create a context for designed objects that reflect on our current circumstances. We will develop working hardware devices that respond to user input in this hands-on, project-based class. We will begin by understanding the process of creating a compelling user experience and learn how to document and present a research-based approach to design. We'll go through electrical engineering fundamentals, circuit design, and electronic component prototyping. Our knowledge of electricity will allow us to create sensors that interact with the human body. We will cover the basics of coding and working with micro-controllers. By programming the brains of our object we will use the data from our sensors to create a responsive device. User testing and documentation are a vital step in the creation of complex objects and will guide our way to a final project of personal interest.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 6:54pm EDT 4/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024