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5ID193 Communication for Co-Creation

Course responsible: Aditya Pawar
Tutors: Aditya Pawar
Brendon Clark
Linda Bresäter
Niklas Andersson
Rickard Åstrom

Course dates:
Feb 22nd to March 24th 2016.
Please refer to time-edit for updated course schedule.

Course theme:
This course, 5ID193: Communication Design for Co-Creation, is the newest addition to the Interaction Design curriculum, with focus on broadening communication design as utilized in ethnography, co-design and service design practice.

The purpose of this course is for the students to:
- Explore alternative ways, through traditional and new media
- Visualize and communicate information with focus on service design
- Provide training in running co-creative design processes together with users and stakeholders.

Academic Aims:
After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Visually explore communication design.
- Account for various graphic design traditions such as information design and new media.
- Use relevant software for processing images, graphic design and illustrations.
- Communicate design processes via traditional and new media.
- Manage co-creative activities with users and other stakeholders.
- Account for possibilities and challenges that can emerge during co-creative processes.

i. Weekly:
This course consists of a series of exercises that will be examined continuously throughout the course. These exercises can be individual or team-based.

ii. Thursday March 24 @ 12.00am:
By the end of this course, you will hand in an 8-page visual reflection paper* where you will describe, in 75% visuals and 25% text, your personal reflections on:
- The value of Communication Design in co-creation practice
- Challenges and opportunities with co-creative approaches to design and research
- Other issues you would like to reflect upon

*Email as a Pdf (not more than 5MB) to

Course presentations:
22nd Feb_Introduction to course
23rd feb_Ethnography,an introduction
29rd feb_Workshop on workshops

Useful templates (resources):
Story-telling templates

Recommended readings:
Ethnographic Field Methods and Their Relation to Design
Action-oriented design ethnography

Formal documents regarding course:

Course Plan Spring 2016

Course Syllabus 5ID193

courses/5id192-commdesignspring2016.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/29 01:54 by aditya