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Semester Topics

Every semester, our program addresses a different topic. These topics inform discussions, assignments, and projects in Experience Design.

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      Access

      Who could be empowered if access were the goal for each design decision?

      • Semester
        Spring 2018
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        Learning

        How is learning changing as technologies and people interact in time and place-shifted ways?

        • Semester
          Fall 2017
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          Energy

          How can intangible energy be made more real, useful, and effective through design?

          • Semester
            Spring 2017
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            Politics

            What is the political experience? In what ways does design affect policy?

            • Semester
              Fall 2016
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              Reading

              What is the future of reading and writing as delivery methods change?

              • Semester
                Spring 2016
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                Home

                How do we define "home" when people are increasingly transient?

                • Semester
                  Fall 2015