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California By Design
Bruce Matthes, Dario Miticocchio
How to use this Course Guide
Students will examine how the design of artifacts relates to built environments and discover how California’s history, culture, environment and economic trends influence design. The design process as it evolves from “garage to factory” will be examined through lectures, discussions with a Locals Only Panel, and exposure to regional cultural contexts.
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Class Meeting Times
Week One: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Week Two: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch everyday: noon to 1:00pm
- Understand historical perspectives on the evolution of surfing, skateboarding, and other related sports within the context of California.
- Explain the role California's topography and climate has had on design attributes unique to the west coast.
- Collaborate in teams on design research related to innovation within the action sport and lifestyle industry.
- Identify an opportunity to design a product, space, or brand experience that contributes to the Californian lifestyle.
- Apply the design process to any problem combining “hard” requirements and “soft” qualities.
RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design
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