Minor in Design

Minor in Design

The first few courses are underway and new ones are constantly being offered. The minor focuses upon design as a way of thinking, one based on an iterative cycle of field observation, problem finding, and evaluating alternative solutions and tradeoffs by prototyping and testing. The minor enables students from any division and major to diversify their studies and incorporate design thinking skills into their academic experience.

To receive a minor in Design, student must complete at least 28 units of which 20 must be upper division. All courses must be taken for letter grade, with at least a “C-“ earned in each one.

Future plans include a PhD specialization, which can be thought of as a minor for graduate students, an undergraduate major, and a master’s degree. Return to this section for future updates.

For questions, please contact Michael Meyer, Minor in Design Faculty Coordinator

DESIGN MINOR REQUIREMENTS

   

These are the courses that UCSD offers relating to different fields of design.

COGNITIVE SCIENCES
COGS 102a  Distributed Cognition 
COGS 102b  Cognitive Ethnography
COGS 102c  Cognitive Design Studio
COGS 122   Startup Studio
COGS 123   Social Computing
COGS 187a  Usability and Information
COGS 120/CSE 170  Interaction Design
COGS 121  Human Computer Interaction Programming Studio
COGS 160  Interaction Design Research
COGS 187a  Usability and Information Architecture
COGS 187b  Practicum in Professional Web Design
COGS 220  Information Visualization 
COGS 229/CSE 219  Design@Large
COGS 230/CSE 216  Interaction Design Research

COMMUNICATIONS
COMM 102c  Practicum in New Media & Community Life
COMM 111d  Critical Design/Intermediate Studio
COMM 112t  Interaction with Technology
COMM 124  Critical Design/Advanced Studio
COMM 146  Advance Studies in Cultural Product

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
CSE 110  Software Engineering
CSE 134b  Client-Side Web Programming
CSE 170/COGS 120  Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Design
CSE 216/COGS 230  Interaction Design Research
CSE 219/COGS 229  Design@Large
CSE 231  Advanced Compiler Design
CSE 237d  Design Automation & Prototyping for Embedded System Design

COMPUTING & THE ARTS
ICAM 110  Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts
VIS 102  Cross-Border Urbanization
VIS 141a  Computer Programming/Arts II
VIS147a  Electronic Technologies for Art I
VIS 215  Human Interface

CULTURE, ART, & TECHNOLOGY
CAT 124s/CAT 198s  Culture, Art and Technology Practicum

DESIGN
DSGN 1  The Design of Everyday Things
DSGN 100 Information Design

ENGINEERING
ENG 100D  Design for Development

EDUCATION STUDIES
EDS 114  Cognitive Development & Interactive Computing Environments
EDS 260/287a  Educational Research & Evaluation Design

MECHANICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
MAE 3  Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Design

MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING
MDE 266  Biomaterials for Medical Device Design

RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
MGT 452  New Product Development

THEATRE
TDDE 1  Intro to Design for Theatre
TDDE 101  Theatre Process-Scenic Design
TDDE 130  Assistant Designer
TDDE 132  Mainstage Production Design
TDDE 141  Theatre Process-Sound Design

VISUAL ARTS
VIS 30       Introduction to Speculative Design
VIS 41       Design Communication
VIS 100    Introduction to Public Culture
VIS 100A  Design of Public Culture
VIS 101      Intro to Urban Ecologies
VIS 101A   Design of Urban Ecologies
VIS 102     Cross-Border Urbanizations
VIS 135      Design research methods
VIS 141A    Intro to computer programming in the arts
VIS 142      Practice in Computing Arts
VIS 145A   Time and Process: Digital Media I
VIS 147A   Electronic Technologies for Art I
VIS 148     Visualizing Art Practice
VIS 159     History of Art, Design, and Technology
VIS 161     Systems and Networks at Scale
VIS 162    Speculative Science and Design Invention
VIS 163    Design research and criticism

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