Course description

In this three-week session, students will learn how designers think, solve problems, and improve our world. The need for critical thinkers is great and this course will enable students to better understand the world and their role in creating a more humane and sustainable future. The course also introduces design methodologies for creative thinking and practice design skills: sketching, modeling, prototyping, graphics, exhibition design.

Outcome 1: Develop literacy in design visualization and graphic communication.

Outcome 2: Develop skills in a variety of visualization techniques for effective communication.

Outcome 3: Develop skills for critical thinking and quantitative literacy, visual literacy and analysis, capacity to create knowledge.

Outcome 4: Reflection on professional practice.

DEA 1100: Design Generation(s) offers one full scholarship to cover all costs associated with enrollment in this course, including tuition, room and board, application fee, books and printing, and health fee. For information, visit DEA 1100 scholarship.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Nooshin Ahmadi
Nooshin Ahmadi
Architect and researcher, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University
Section ID:DEA 1100 501-STU
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Friday July 08, 9 AM - 1 PM / Martha Van Rensselaer Hall 4301 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 1 PM / Martha Van Rensselaer Hall 4301
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Ahmadi, N. (ne237)
Max. enroll:20
Notes:All lectures will be recorded for those who cannot attend in the morning to watch the session and then meet during office hours in the afternoon.

Juniors & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Student experiences

"INCREDIBLE!! Totally enjoyed it and had a fabulous time. Thought it was the perfect course for anyone going into design."
"The course was a perfect blend of getting a chance to work individually as well in groups. It allowed us to experience the application of design apart from learning the theoretical aspects. I honestly loved everything about this class."