URST 330 Urban Design Processes and Graphic Communication

Urban Design Processes and Graphic Communication is intended to provide immersion into the mind of the designer via lectures, readings, discussion and short lab based projects. The course is based on the premises that design is the organizing and conceiving of place, information and things; and that access to, and the manipulation of, graphic forms of information is an important precursor of the production of knowledge. For this reason the course is structured around key elements of the design process: 1) posing the question(s), 2) gathering information, 3) analysis and manipulation of information, 4) proposal, and 5) representation.