California by Design (August 14th - 24th, 2017) is an integrative design studio where students are exposed to the West Coast region as a very specific context for design innovation. California is more than a place— it’s a lifestyle and worldwide it is known as the epicenter of innovation for action sports and hi-tech products and services. This studio will uncover what it means to be Californian by exploring its cultures, lifestyles, and industries (such a surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, entertainment, and start-ups) and then examining their unique influences on fashion, behaviors, and imaginations. Students will learn how the design of artifacts relates to built environments. They will also explore how design is influenced by California’s history, culture, environment, and economic trends.
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Last updated March 14, 2018