EGR 489 - ARC 487: Design of the Imminent Future with Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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Shaping cities, buildings and objects to exploit the potentials of inevitable technological change is an important path to transform the world where we live. This class will lead students through a complete design thinking cycle (empathizing, reframing, ideation, prototyping, testing, proposing) focused on proposing potentially real entities, products, services, structures, activities, or widely acceptable changes to policy for the adoption of new technology.

Sample Reading List

See instructor for complete list 

Requirements/Grading

Design Project - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Other Requirements

Other 25% = journal

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Either EGR 200, or EGR 392, or EGR 482, or EGR 488, or ARCH 201 or permission of the instructor