Final projects from Design Theory 2021

In this graduate course taught by Professor Hugh Dubberly, students engage with design theory literature and explain the underlying models in diagrammatic form.

This final project asks students to create a model of an aspect of design. For example, describing what design is or how designing is done, using a concept map or a process map — a series of nodes (nouns) and links (verbs), that when read in sequence form propositions (i.e., sentences). The format is 22” x 34” — a poster-sized diagram.

This year’s grad students mapped a range of topics in relation to design: