Affirming Artifacts Class

Affirming Artifacts: Highlights from the 5-Week Course

In the Affirming Artifacts class—a 5-week course taught by department chair Allan Chochinov, students were asked to “redesign the next thing you throw out.” This could be anything from a piece of food packaging to a Word document, and the students embraced the assignment with rigor and wit. Early assignments were to produce quick 3-dimensional prototypes and large sheets of ideation sketches. In latter weeks students produced exploratory models aimed at expanding the definition of products of design to include critical and discursive design, mass market offerings, advertising campaigns, and design art. Here is an assortment of work produced from the class.   Curated & written by Allan Chochinov.