4.031 Design Studio: Objects and Interaction


Class Info

Overview of design as the giving of form, order, and interactivity to the objects that define our daily life. Follows the path from project to interactive product. Covers the overall design process, preparing students for work in a hands-on studio learning environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints. Topics include the analysis of objects; interaction design and user experience; design methodologies, current dialogues in design; economies of scale vs. means; and the role of technology in design. Provides a foundation in prototyping skills such as carpentry, casting, digital fabrication, electronics, and coding.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.031 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M. Coelho and J. Rosenkrantz.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in STUDIO.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Design Studio: Objects and Interaction site or on the 4.031 Stellar site.

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