[E180 HMC] Human-Centered Design
The Hive’s Human-Centered Design (E180 HMC) allows students from all five Claremont Colleges to work together to uncover unique insights related to three 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.
PS - 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, your 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) in Fall 2019.
Group-Independent Study in Human-Centered Design Fall 2019
This is an opportunity for up to five, 5C students who have completed and excelled in Human-Centered Design (HMC E180), taught at the Hive.
The study will be led by Fred Leichter, Founding Director of the Hive and Clinical Professor of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College.
We will meet once a week as a group on Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Hive. With some additional meeting times to be scheduled. Students will discuss advanced readings in human-centered design and design thinking. After a warmup project, the bulk of the semester will be spent with the group collaborating on a student-selected “DP4” design project. The team will collaborate on project selection, research, definition, idea generation, prototype creation, testing, and iteration. After a series of experiments, the class will culminate with students putting something real out into the world.