This seminar focuses on how design elements transition from one to the next, in both systems and artifacts. Students will make abstract three-dimensional sketch models with studio materials. They will analyze and adjust composition, and refine their models in finished materials using the tools in the Visible Futures Lab. They will learn to build models with durable and attractive mechanical connec- tions that will lead to more durable and attractive designs. The seminar is also
a philosophical conversation about interrelationships in the natural and designed world. It takes as its premise the idea that real change through design does not come from the ingenuity of a single object or gesture, but from how that object or gesture connects to other objects and gestures around it.