Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Dec 16, 2013 @ Rocky River Public Library in Rocky River, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks go on display at Rocky River Public Library
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Jan 11, 2014
Major Pasolini film series coming to the Cinematheque
about 2 hours ago via Facebook
Ben Grasso ’03 and fellow ice sculptors from Okamoto Studio in NYC take their chainsaws into Iron Chef America’s Kitchen Stadium for the Winter Ice Battle. Each dish must include ice in the presentation. Who will reign supreme? Tune in to the Food Network on December 21 or December 22 at 2pm to watch the battle.
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Nov 07, 2013
Transferring to CIA: One student's experience
Jan 17, 2014
Lunch on Fridays: Amanda Almon
Dec 19, 2013
1/3-5: The Act of Killing, Short Term 12, Jan Nemec & more!
Design Research Methods
Course No. DES353 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan
The goal of this course is to explore the methods by which designers come to understand user needs, feelings, expectations, and values. These methods are a preparation for developing breakthrough products— tangible and intangible—as well as interactions and services. We will explore several methods and their practical application in the design process to develop new products and test their usability and efficiency. Understanding user experience has become a central, distinguishing feature of the best product development, and our goal is to survey some of the best methods in current use. For example, we will learn how to build scenarios, interpret needs, generate and test ideas, visualize information and choreograph solutions. This involves interdisciplinary understanding, because many of the methods come from other fields. The growing complexity of products in our lives requires a wider understanding of how the social and behavioral sciences, together with the humanities and cultural sciences, are of deep value in the work of design. It requires, for example, an understanding of case study methodology, a matrix of methods of value for designers. It also requires deeper understanding of the underlying principles that give meaning, create value, and direct the whole design process. The course will be based on readings, exercises, and a variety of practical projects that support studio work. Apply as studio elective or as art/craft/design history/theory liberal arts distribution requirement.
Pete Maric started his career in Interior Architecture after graduating from CIA and became heavily interested...more
While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.