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Communication and Social Issues in Design CMNS 354 (4)

This course will explore social issues and values in designing technology, through a focus on both the objects and processes of design. Emphasis will be placed on communication between participants in the design process, and identification of social issues and values that influence design. Students will work in cross-disciplinary groups during labs. Lab exercises will emphasize making decisions that occur during the design process explicit, and making values that enter into design processes explicit. Prerequisite: 60 units, including two of CMNS 253 (or 253W), 362, 363, FPA 310, 387, IAT 206, 235, 333, both with a minimum grade of C-.