CFU 6.00

Tipologia: Corso Integrato
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese

Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese

Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese

Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese

Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

The Design Thinking approach has been described as the capacity of designers to face complex problems, reframing them through the identification of emerging themes.

In order to better understand which are the main features of such “reframing process”, the course will take an historical stance, describing how the practice of design and its methods have changed according to the changes in the socio-technical paradigms. To this end, four paradigms will be presented: the Industrial Economy, the Experience Economy, the Knowledge Economy and the Transformation Economy. Even if each paradigm has emerged in a specific moment in time, all of them are co-existing nowadays.

Under each paradigm, a number of issues relevant to the design discipline have emerged: mass-production, user-centred design, product experience, addictive manufacturing, social innovation, just to mention a few. During the course, the description of each paradigm will give the opportunity to deepen those issues, framing them in the right historical perspective.

The course is made up of ex-cathedra lectures. On each addressed issue, an external speaker will be invited. Moreover, students - organized into groups - will be assigned a specific issue among those introduced, and will be asked to deepen it. The results of such study will be presented to the whole class.

At the end of the course, students will have to answer an open-question questionnaire covering the main addressed topics.