ARH 512 Participatory Design

ARH 512 Participatory Design

Following on from LA 292 students will put communication skills and research methodologies into practice in a real life project scenario. Participatory design skills will be harnessed to work with residents and users to design an urban public/semi-public space to meet the diverse needs of multiple users.

Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Utilize current theories and innovative methods to facilitate participatory design with a real user group
    • Apply methods of research to uncover programmatic needs, document current patterns of behavior and cultivate active and collaborative participation in the design process
    • Recognize examples of socially and culturally aware design
    • Evaluate diverse group generated diverse design proposals for responsiveness to social, cultural and programmatic needs