IS 490PD Playful Design Methods

In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play from multiple disciplinary angles, students will explore how playful approaches to design thinking and other design methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture.  The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of project experiences arising from a deep consideration of play.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490PDG
      Tue/Thu, 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      Armory 182
      On-Campus
      Meets with IS 490 PDU.
      Instructor
      Judith Pintar
      CRN
      69287
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS490PDU
      Tue/Thu, 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      Armory 182
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Judith Pintar
      CRN
      69288
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).