Course Proposals

Syllabi for courses involving creative object reuse in design and execution.

Introduction to Green Design

Instructor:            Prof. Louis Carosello

Textbook:            Gavin Ambrose, Fundamentals of Creative Design, (2003).

Overview:    This 15 week course looks at how designers can recycle found materials and pull images from the visual culture to create new and compelling results that can be produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.    Working with found objects the students will learn how they can use design to contribute to a more environmentally aware community.

The course will begin with an overview of the history of “recycled design” looking at artists and designers who have practiced in this style through their use of materials and/or design strategies.   There will also be a lecture discussing new green design technologies that have revolutionized the field.

After covering the history and theory of this type of design, the class will then take a project-based approach.

Evaluation:            Over the semester project, students will be asked to complete a total of five projects working in both groups and individually.  Evaluation will be based on a combination of classroom critiques and instructor evaluation.

 

Green Design

Recycled Design Class

This 15 week course looks at how designers can recycle found materials and pull images from the visual culture to create new and compelling results that can be produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.    Working with found objects the students will learn how they can use design to contribute to a more environmentally aware community.

The course will begin with an overview of the history of “recycled design” looking at artists and designers who have practiced in this style through their use of materials and/or design strategies.   There will also be a lecture discussing new green design technologies that have revolutionized the field.

After covering the history and theory of this type of design, the class will then take a project-based approach.  Over the semester project, students will be asked to complete a total of five projects working in both groups and individually.  Evaluation will be based on a combination of classroom critiques and instructor evaluation.

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