In this course students practice speaking through class debates, leading discussions, and exchanging ideas.

Students learn to express opinions clearly and with confidence. Reading and discussion of papers originating within the design research community continue from last semester with particular topics including sustainability, boundary objects, personas, distributed cognition, and emotion. In parallel, students will give presentations with visual aids to improve confidence in discussing their design work. Focus overall is on learning expressions that will build confidence to participate in classroom discussions and everyday activities.