Students will develop skills and techniques throughout the design process. Skills developed by the student will fall into the following areas:

Design Research   The ability to research and synthesize information from a breadth of sources, including primary field research.

Problem Definition and Solution Frameworks   The ability to use design research to accurately define the problem and understand where solutions may lie within the framework.

Idea Generation   The ability to creatively generate ideas.

Iterative Prototyping   The ability to iteratively develop innovative design solutions that meet three main goals: desirability, viability, and feasibility.

Communication   The ability to effectively communicate ideas and articulate design solutions through visual, oral, and written skills.

Collaboration   The ability to work jointly with and contribute to a multidisciplinary team.

Craftsmanship  The ability to meet aesthetic expectations of professional design work.