Design and Society
Time: Mondays 7:00-9:50pm
Location: RCH 211
Instructor: Cameron Shelley
The course uses design as a vehicle for examining technology and society interaction, particularly how we create, choose and evaluate technology. The meaning of design will be discussed, including what contributes to good design and how to evaluate design from a societal and values perspective. Areas discussed include disability, inherently safe design, designing better engineers and other professionals, risk communications, third world issues, approaches to management and environmental issues. The overriding purpose of the course is to
- develop critical thinking skills, and
- present design as an activity involving societal and individual concerns rather than a purely technical matter.
This course is offered in the evening.
Credit weight: 0.5