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IS 436 AOU - Playful Design Methods

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


In this immersive and experiential course, students consider "playfulness" as a key aspect of design methodologies and practices. Looking closely at the philosophical, social, and relational dynamics of play, we will explore how playful approaches to design thinking, game design, and other gameful methodologies can encourage collaboration, engagement, and emergent, transformative solutions to a range of challenges that face us in our rapidly-changing, information-based culture. The course aims to build student competency in design methods through a sequence of game design experiences arising from a broad consideration of play. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

Special Instructions:

Restricted to Information Sciences majors until 1/18/21 by noon. For more information about this major, please visit: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSIS. We will not provide overrides, please wait until the course restrictions are removed. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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