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Instructor Info:Donna Cohn
Office Extension x6032
Megan Briggs
TA Info:Hester Tittmann
Allxie Cleary
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design SHOP
01:00 PM - 03:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design SHOP
Tuesday Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design 113
01:00 PM - 03:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design 113
Description:

This class will blend practices of both applied design and social entrepreneurship using human centered design processes. We will research, conceive, design and build testable prototypes and/or systems that have the potential to create economic, social and/or environmental value. We will collaborate with local community partners, observing and listening carefully to what they want and need.Our intention is to set a tone of innovation and creativity, combining techniques of design thinking with an entrepreneurial mindset and the fabrication resources of the Center for Design. This class is not open to first year students.

Evaluation Criteria:

In order to receive academic credit for this class, you are expected to complete all assignments. You must participate fully in all aspects of the final project, complete and post a self-evaluation on the HUB (5-College students can email this). In writing your evaluation, I will consider the following:

 

Class participation | Did you contribute to class discussions and activities, show up to class regularly and on time? Did you do the readings, digest and reflect on them? Did you do the complete and present your work, in sync with the rest of the class? Were you a reliable and contributing team member?

Quality of Effort and Degree of Resourcefulness | Did you put in the time and practice necessary to learn new skills? Did you work to overcome any particular challenges or push yourself to work in a new way? Were your efforts thoughtful, careful, inspired and/or compelling?

Additional Info:

Additional Information There is a $60 lab fee.

Let us know in advance when you need to miss a class. Students who miss more than 3 classes will not receive academic credit for this class, negotiable with a confirmed medical excuse.

You are expected to complete all assignments as they are assigned, complete and post a self-evaluation on the HUB. 

In order to use the Center for Design facilities, students must attend a 1-hour Shop Safety Session and sign a waiver form. It is not necessary to repeat the training if you've done it before. The deadline for attending a session is February 22nd. Safety Training sessions will be held on Thurday nights at 7pm or by special arrangement. For more information on Shop Safety Trainings contact shop manager Glen Armitage (garmitage@hampshire.edu or 413-559-5869).