开始时间: 待定 持续时间: Unknown
授课老师： Karl T. Ulrich
This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries
theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design performance.
Lectures and readings will lay out the fundamental concepts that underpin
design as a human activity. Weekly design challenges test your ability
to apply those ideas to solve real problems. The course is deliberately
broad - spanning all domains of design, including architecture, graphics,
services, apparel, engineered goods, and products. The emphasis of the
course is the basic design process: define, explore, select, and refine.
You, the student, bring to the course your particular interests and expertise
related to, for instance, engineering, furniture, fashion, architecture,
or products. In prior sessions of the course about half of the participants
were novices and about half had prior professional design expertise. Both
groups seem to benefit substantially from the course. All project work
is evaluated by your peers -- and indeed, you will also be a peer reviewer.
This format allows you to see an interesting collection of projects while
getting useful feedback on your own project.
Student Testimonials from the First Session of the Course:
"An amazing course - a joy to take. I will really miss checking in every week to see the latest. I learned a great deal, from the videos, [the course staff] and my fellow students. I think getting the feedback from my peers was such a great way to run the course. So many ideas, suggestions, thoughts and words of encouragement that were so appreciated. I've been driving everyone I know talking about it all the time." --E. Wadsworth-Jones
"When I signed up for this course I didn't know what to expect; the experience was so good and rewarding. I just loved it every step of the way. The course was brilliant, challenging and fun! Our professor, Prof. Karl Ulrich, is an amazing teacher, I loved his down to Earth approach. Participating in a tournament was also one of the course's highlights. The whole thing was a great, unforgettable experience. I wish to thank with all my heart Coursera and the University of Pennsylvania for the opportunity given to us." --D. Rosi
See examples of student projects: here
Combine fundamental concepts with hands-on design challenges to become a better designer.