The challenge of teaching design to freshmen is to find projects and technologies that suit their level of proficiency while allowing them to experience the design process and prepare for upper level courses. In the first quarter of a two-quarter freshman course in design and communication, students work on web site projects for campus clients. Web technology is an effective tool for this purpose because it is widely available, inexpensive, timely, easily learned (at a basic level) and well suited to teaching the processes of design and communication. As they engage in reverse engineering, generating alternatives, interviewing clients and users, etc., students learn techniques that they apply in the second quarter to other kinds of projects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
|Event||1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education to Serve the World - Cahrlotte, NC, United States|
Duration: Jun 20 1999 → Jun 23 1999
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