4.273 Introduction to Design Inquiry

As taught in: Fall 2004

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One of the home page images from the class. (Image courtesy of Marianthi Liapi.)




Prof. Terry Knight

Course Description

This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves. The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .java.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.