INDD-300

INDD 300 - F032: Core Studio Industrial Design

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Topic: Remaking the Circular Economy // Louise St. Pierre with Nicole Preissl

In this class, we bring an indigenous perspective to ideas of circular economies. To indigenize means to connect deeply to place; to honour different ways of being, knowing, and making. We will explore the diverse ancestries of the class with guest mentor Nicole Preissl, a Sto:lo graduate of the Industrial Design program. Nicole will work closely with faculty, visit the class to review work, and host round-table conversations periodically through the semester.

Together, we will critically examine the circular economy through iterative acts of making. In addition to indigenous perspectives, we will include traditional Japanese culture; Fibersheds (local resourcing); Craft of Use (user agency); Oikology (permaculture in domestic design); and Earth Logic (an Earth-centric view of circular economies). Students will design a series of products or processes for different scales of usership and circularity in a post-growth future.

Nicole Preissl (BDes, 2019) was born and raised in Burnaby but is Sto:lo from Leq’a:mel First Nation. Her great-grandmother was Squamish from X̱wemelch’stn and great grandfather from Katzie. Nicole is an active alumna and Emily Carr community member, passing on her knowledge to others through workshops in the Aboriginal Gathering Place. Recently, Nicole has been doing administrative work for Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia assisting on virtual program delivery, and teaching weaving and other Guilds for EartHand Gleaners virtual program offerings.

Louise St. Pierre (PhD 2020) is a settler from French Canadian areas of the Canadian Prairies. She has been teaching for a kazillion years, and so changes her classes constantly. She has written several books that circle around her passions in sustainable design, mindfulness, and design with nature. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and cat, and has finally learned how to make spoons to add to her collection.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits, including INDD 210 (Core Studio in Industrial Design), DHIS-201, and SOCS-202"

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course.
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Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
M W B3130 MAIN
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
M W VCHAT ONLN

INDD 300 - F091: Core Studio Industrial Design

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Topic: Making Body

This studio addresses the life event of pregnancy, and the pathways that lead to and determine its understanding in society. We are all born—the biological processes almost alike for each of us. In the course of our lives, each of us may have, or has already had, to consider how to welcome, prevent, creatively reinterpret or reject this reproductive process. Each decision at any time, may direct us to make societal, technological or ethical decisions. These in turn may reinforce, reinterpret, reject or renew existing systems of delivery, practice or belief. The studio uses the language, methods and tools of design, to understand this reproductive process. We do this because there is often a difficult and uneasy relationship between this natural critical life event, and how we have constructed the responses to it in society. On one hand medical intervention has allowed maternal fatalities to drop significantly, yet on the other the over-medicalisation of this natural life event often robs women having perfectly normal pregnancies and births, of any agency. There exists, at each point in the network of events of this process, a range of products, objects, myths, beliefs, and customs. In addition, there are relationships and emotional vectors that all impact and direct the experience of this process. As designers we attempt to investigate how these may first be mapped out, what the critical concerns may be under any specific set of conditions. While birth itself is a universal experience, the frameworks around it are mediated and directed by cultural, scientific, technological or political factors. There are prejudices and taboos that underlie these and determine how seemingly value-neutral elements like technology are interpreted and delivered. The studio also attempts to understand how this happens, and how racial, gender or other biases often form an almost impenetrable obstacle to safe and fulfilling birthing experiences. The studio engages in two design projects: the first is a material and representation exercise, where you will be encouraged to explore the site of pregnancy—the female body, and reinterpret it to scale and represent it through material and process. The second project asks you to develop a sound proposal for your own design project, from within the knowledge and understanding you have gained through the studio, and execute and deliver it over 5 weeks.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits, including INDD 210 (Core Studio in Industrial Design), DHIS-201, and SOCS-202"

Additional comments: 
ONLINE course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
M W VCHAT ONLN

INDD 300 - F031: Core Studio Industrial Design

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Topic: Furniture

This furniture class will focus on how we as designers can humanize the design and user experience of everyday objects/systems within the home. As citizens of the world, we have been confronted with one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime and must ask ourselves why we design things. We must empathize with people and think about their total experience with an object/system which makes it become part of their daily life ritual.
The goal of this project is to question how can designers rethink the experience of an object/system to make it more desirable and adaptable to the user’s everyday needs? What design strategies can be applied to achieve that goal? What are the tangible things that make up and support a meaningful, productive and sustainable life for all citizens that is planet centered?
Working closely with local and international partners the student teams will design, construct, and test a full-size piece of furniture that is suitable for production that is transformable as well as demonstrates and celebrates new possibilities of benefiting the user, the manufacturer, and the environment.

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits, including INDD 210 (Core Studio in Industrial Design), DHIS-201, and SOCS-202"

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
M W C3233 MAIN
Sep 7-Dec 18
12:30:00-15:20:00
M W VCHAT ONLN

INDD 300: Core Studio Industrial Design

Prerequisites: 

Completion of 51 credits, including INDD 210 (Core Studio in Industrial Design), DHIS-201, and SOCS-202"

Number of Credits: 
6.00
Repeatable for Credit: 
No
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