This workshop offers students the opportunity to practice methods for design research, concept development, and rapid prototyping of communication design solutions.

The course explores a variety of communication design outlets such as traditional communication media, new communication media, multimodal communications, spatial communication, communication systems, urban communication, and networked objects. Teams will discuss the theory, philosophy, technology, and implementation of such media in the real world to solve design problems.

Learning Objectives
Students will participate and develop skills in the major phases of the conceptualization, design, and implementation of a communication design solution to a real world problem. Students will be able to use iterative approaches to problem definition and framing, user research, analysis, synthesis, prototyping and communication of their plans.

Learning Outcomes
Demonstrated ability to begin with a problem space and create communication design solutions to resolve the problem by creating new potential solutions.