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User Experience is the convergence of a ‘user’, a person who owns a product, employs a service or is part of a system, and ‘experience’, what it feels like when you interact with a product, service or system. Shortened in industry practice to UX Design, this course will focus on the first stage in the process of UX Design: the foundations and methods of user research and discovery. Good UX research builds on th...
Jun 01 - Aug 02
Online
Summer 2020
This course focuses on the chemistry of products and materials through the lens of material health. It introduces the professionals to the fundamentals of chemistry, enabling them to understand why particular outcomes and health impacts are produced. It introduces students to chemicals of concern and alternatives that are being formulated by green chemists. We ask how project health goals can be outlined and informed...
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
This course deals with the full process of creating healthier buildings, covering challenges encountered throughout design, construction, maintenance, and operation. The course is framed as a collection of lessons learned through professional experience to help professionals become better informed so that they can make decisions with an overall awareness of the protocols for healthier design. Recommended as the fourt...
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
This course helps designers navigate industry resources and certifications, find and evaluate product options, and employ resources for maximum impact. We look at methods for targeting specific issues in a project and generalized strategies that can apply more universally, highlighting potential benefits and consequences of employing different approaches. Recommended as the third course in a four-course series.
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
Developed by Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, this series of four, self-paced online courses bring a consideration of human health to all aspects of design and building practices. The goal is to introduce students and practitioners to basic construction materials, their chemical makeup and the relationship to human health. We will then focus on how current and aspiring designers and architects can specify better build...
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 2020
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