1. Choose Essay Prompt 1.
Step 1: Imagine you have been asked to redesign one object or process or environment of your choice for the COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 era. Think of something that you think needs to be redesigned. Heres some inspiration, a web project I contributed to in the summer of 2020. The entries are wide ranging, taking on topics as far afield as healthcare and airports: https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/magazine-friday-cover-redesigning-the-world-coronavirus/
Step 2: Make notes for how you would redesign that object or process or environment for the COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 era.
***Step 3: Go through the lecture slides, choosing at least three significant points of comparison or contrast between your design approach (the philosophy and methods behind your design) and the design approach typical of at least three historical design movements or eras we covered in this course.
Step 4: Write an essay in which you 1) define the problem you want to solve, 2) present your design solution, and 3) discuss its comparison or contrast to at least three past approaches (in philosophy or methods) taken in specific design movements or eras in the history of design we covered in this class. Be sure to explain the general design philosophy or methodology typical of that movement or era and give a specific example from each one. The example can be an individual design or a piece of writing by an author we read.
Suggestion for organizing your paper for prompt 1:
Follow the order in Step 4 (above). Section 3 should be divided into multiple paragraphs, each one discussing a distinct historical design movement covered in this course.
2. Double-spaced, 12-point font, with one-inch margins.
3. Dont use sources outside the course materials, there is no need for scholarly citations.