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Design Media IV for Visual Communication Design

DESIGN 5453: Design Media IV for Visual Communication Design

Exploration of future media possibilities for Visual Communication Design.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Science in Design - Visual Communication Design program; or permission of instructor.


This course explores the future of time-based media, immersive environments, artificial intelligence, and emerging media technology using speculative design strategies and approaches. The course will survey innovative trends in developing technologies and the use of speculative design as a means for storytelling, visualization, and creative expression. The course will assess, hack, and experiment with future media possibilities


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
  • Implement speculative design strategies to explore future media possibilities
  • Develop strategies to address ethical, privacy, and safety concerns of future media
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other designers

Required Textbook

  • BIG DATA, BIG DESIGN: Why Designers Should Care about Artificial Intelligence

Course Organization

This is a 3 credit hour course

Sample Coursework

Students can expect:
  • Attendance and participation

Semester(s) Offered:


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