DES040B: Ideologies of Design (4)
Why do designers design? What changes are they trying to make? What do they believe they’re doing? This course looks at how designers from William Morris in the 19th century to Steve Jobs in the 21st century tried, and sometimes succeeded, in changing the world. But the world is hard to fix, and this course asks why. Students write short papers on topics that interest them. Last year, for instance, students wrote about subjects ranging from the Russian Revolution to the FitBit.