Center for Socially Engaged Design

Deep Dives are geared toward students and project teams with existing design projects seeking to advance their work.  Most are also open to students who aren’t already on a project team – they may join an existing team during the workshop to build their skills and contribute a fresh perspective. Regardless of where you are in your design process, all Deep Dive topics can help you build your individual skills and advance your collective project.

Regardless of where you are in your design process, all Deep Dive topics can help you build your individual skills and advance your collective project.  These events may take the form of consultations, workshops, guided build days, discussion circles, etc.

All Deep Dives are Fridays, 1-3PM in 3360 GG Brown unless otherwise noted.

2017-2018 Deep Dive Schedule:

Design Ethnography tools like interviews and observations are useful beyond the needs assessment phase.  Ongoing interaction and observations with stakeholders throughout the design process is critical to co-design.  Discover and practice applying tools to elicit information from users that can be used to define user requirements and specifications.

How many potential solutions can your team think up in 10 minutes? 5? 20? 50? How well do your concepts map to your defined need and user requirements?  Apply some fun tools to practice generating and filtering design concepts using your team’s project as a test bed.

Design Expo is right around the corner.  How will you convey why and how your team practiced socially engaged design this semester? Get some tips from C-SED and start practicing your presentation, especially if you’re registered to be considered for the Socially Engaged Design Awards!

Socially engaged design requires students to build and apply skills not traditionally taught in engineering design courses.  Make your socially engaged design experiences shine on your resume.  Bring your draft bullet points and get feedback and tips with experts from the Engineering Career Resource Center and the C-SED team.

  • Winter topics preview:
    • Intro to Prototyping
    • Community Engagement
    • North Campus Sustainability Hack
    • Using Design Ethnography for Needs Assessment

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