Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Summer 2019
Price: $403.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This project-oriented course provides an introduction to the tools and concepts of biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges. Learn core biological principles and the wealth of design solutions available in nature. Explore and examine numerous examples of innovative designs inspired by natural models.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 3July 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

How does an online course work at MCAD?

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students age 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Fall 2019
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers core biological principles, astounds students with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provides numerous case studies of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 26December 13Online - AsynchronousOnline