Mental Health by Design
Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year
In this hands-on design studio, carried out in partnership with Student Health Services, we will focus on mental health issues that affect the well-being of communities and the quality of individuals' lives. Working through collaborative design frameworks and methods, students in the course will research, conceptualize, and develop proposals in areas that may include mental illness as a social construct, core concepts in suicide prevention, and social justice issues associated with mental health parity, among others. Students will learn to use design methods and tools, such as direct field research and co-design practices, to understand these issues and design a range of possible images, spaces, services, etc. in relation to them. Students will develop and utilize knowledge of the contexts and socio-political dynamics that shape the focus of our design work in the course. This course is an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio and gain experience in collaboration-led design.
College: Parsons School of Design (PS)
Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* 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: 2:08am EDT 3/30/2023