Psyc 431 & Studio Lab:
Psychology of Architecture and Industrial Design
Psychology of Architecture and Industrial Design (Psyc 431 and Studio Lab).
This course emphasizes the relevancy and critical importance of psychological science as applied to design questions and challenges.
Course expectations include that each student choose a design challenge where science of psychology informs design solutions that promote positive change in social, health, behavioral, cognitive or emotional function and optimality.
When students create, mock-up, or fabricate solutions they often experience joy and satisfaction along with greater confidence in their ability to apply psychological science to their world.
A major and underlying purpose of this course is to provide students with the processes, methodologies, and experiences working at an industrial design firm, such as IDEO and SmartDesign.