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Interdisciplinary Project Lab

IDEA 292
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ARST 335
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

Interdisciplinary Project Lab fosters a holistic approach to engineering and design. Inviting students to reconcile vision with precision, hands-on coursework will involve a broad range of fabrication techniques, integration of systems, prototyping, and iterative design methods, culminating in a final project. The theme of this semester will be designing with light.

The first half of the semester will focus on developing facility in both modeling and prototyping through digital and analog fabrication practices through a series of short, intensive design and engineering projects. Students will expand their knowledge of materials and fabrication, develop skills for effective communication through visualizations and physical objects, and evaluate the efficacy of their designs. The second half of the semester will focus on a single project, developed in groups, planned in consultation with the instructors, and developed with feedback from all-lab reviews and individual desk crits. Complementing each of the lab projects, presentations and workshops will introduce the conceptual underpinnings of the course and develop requisite technical skills.

IDEA292: Interdisciplinary Project Lab is a required course for all IDEAS linked major tracks in the College of Design & Engineering Studies. It may also be counted towards the IDEAS minor as an elective in most minor concentrations (see https://www.wesleyan.edu/codes/ for more information).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM IDEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: IDEA170 OR ARST190 OR IDEA285 OR IDEA175 OR ARST235
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAR-02-2024
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