Design Research Methods

Dennis Cheatham

September 23, 2021
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Introduces primary and secondary research methods that support the discovery of unarticulated needs and opportunities for design innovation. Learners will gain familiarity with design research methods by operating several research […]

Design Research Methods
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xd Studio: Setting

Dennis Cheatham

April 14, 2021
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A synthesis studio where design theory and methods are applied via goal formulation, problem definition, and design solution production. Design, development, deployment, and testing of experience design outcomes involves independent […]

xd Studio: Setting
a woman in an wheelchair

Designing for Access

Dennis Cheatham

April 14, 2021
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This course approaches goal formulation and problem definition for experience-centered design with usability and access as primary drivers. Projects develop sensitivity to different needs, cultural and lifestyle diversity, socioeconomic status, […]

Designing for Access
a woman and man kissing an infant

xd Studio: Motivation

Dennis Cheatham

May 18, 2020
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Designers shape people’s stories—their experiences—with the products, services, and systems we make.

xd Studio: Motivation

Thesis

Dennis Cheatham

May 12, 2020
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This year-long project challenges MFA Candidates to research, design, and test experience design interventions.

Thesis