How Things Work

Parsons School of Design: Product Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

How Things Work

Spring 2020

Taught By: Lauren Slowik

Section: A

CRN: 1159

Credits: 3

Advanced technologies have made a huge impact on many man-made things used in everyday life. From smaller handheld devices to large appliances, connectivity and “smart” technology has become embedded in daily life. Meanwhile, basic challenges of successful human/object interaction remain as persistent as ever, in both digital and non-digital formats. In this course we will explore principles of interaction and basic engineering in everyday devices, and provide basic knowledge of processes and terms, including interaction, smart objects, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. Students will be asked to consider how objects are currently used and predict how things will be used and what kind of designs are expected in the future. This class will present an overview of those technologies in order to give students a clear understanding of how they can incorporate the technologies into their own design practices.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Product Design majors, juniors and seniors only; others by permission of the Product Design program. Pre-requisite(s): PUPD 2010 Design Studio 1 and PUPD 2011 Design Studio 2.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Product Design (PROD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 5:52pm 12/11/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 301

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020