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INFO-671 Sustainable Interaction Design

3 Credits

This course provides students with foundational knowledge in the area of sustainable interaction design, with an emphasis on contemporary work in human-computer interaction and related design fields. This course will provide a theoretical foundation in contemporary environmental thought as well as practical experience in researching, concepting, and designing for sustainability outcomes. This course will cover areas of design that are important to the UX field, including agriculture and food, animals and conservation, land, ocean, and air pollution, materiality, production, and biomimicry, as well as issues of environmental and social justice related to these areas. Students will engage with hands-on projects that put theory into practice as they explore the ideas presented in this course. Final projects will provide an opportunity to produce a creative project, such as a design prototype or a research-based project. At the end of this course, students will be able to engage with the sustainable interaction design discourse and will be prepared to contribute research and/or design work in a wide variety of environmental settings.