[E180 HMC] Human-Centered Design
The Hive’s Human-Centered Design class (E180 HMC) allows students from all five Claremont Colleges to work together to uncover unique insights related to three design projects (DP1, DP2, DP3) with increasingly challenging real-world problems.
View the full course description on the Harvey Mudd College catalog, or head to our “What is HCD?” page to learn more about the process.
This is one of the most popular classes at The Claremont Colleges and is consistently oversubscribed. Since we are unable to accept many of the (very compelling) PERM requests we receive, the best strategy to show us that you are serious about wanting to enroll is by engaging with the Hive! Come to our events, lead your own workshops, and say hi to Hive staff, so we remember we’ve seen you around.
We are also prototyping an advanced Human-Centered Design class as a group independent study elective (for those who have already taken the Human-Centered Design class).
[EA 185 PO] Design for Environmental Behavior Change
This course provides an exploration of Human-Centered Design (HCD) and also uses concepts from Systems Thinking, Social Marketing, and Environmental Education as tools for innovative and targeted environmental behavior change. The course will be taught with rotating environmental themes and related partner organizations, creating unique experiences for students while still teaching the same core concepts and strategies. The first iteration of this course will focus on behavior change in the realm of sustainable transportation in Southern California from the perspectives of a government organization, a business, and a non-profit organization. This issue has large-scale implications for decreasing GHG emissions, lowering the reliance on single occupancy vehicles, and improving the quality of life in Southern California.
[ART 179G HM-01] Critical Design Studio / Special Topics in Art
Visual media is ubiquitous in our lives as a source of influence and pleasure, argumentation and control. It tells us what to buy, what to believe, and organizes societies in ways both beneficial and malignant. Critical Design Studio invites participants to consider how visual texts establish how information is understood, facts are revealed (or hidden), and how design, illustration, typography, and color impact how we perceive the world. In this hands-on studio class students will deconstruct, reconfigure, and critically analyze the methods of visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on the ability to use design to create forms which persuade, explain, make a claim, and invite the reader into a dialogue.