Geodesign Models III: Change and Representation
The Geodesign Framework directs design thinking regarding a specific issue or project as well as determining how best to conduct a specified study. The Framework is comprised of six families of models, which form the basis for a design study’s analysis and project approach. In this course students develop fluency in two of the Framework’s families of models: Representation and Change, while understanding how those contribute to the entire Framework methodology.
The course provides a detailed exploration of the Representation and Change models and delves into the questions each model answers through the iterations of the Geodesign Framework. In GEODZ 826 students explore the significant issues and complexity related to data acquisition and to establishing an appropriate geodesign workflow. The course teaches students how to work through multiple strategies for selecting an appropriate Change model and when to apply these strategies to various planning and design contexts. Students are also exposed to an additional associated domain of models: Impact models. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to identify how representation data impacts Change model design scenarios.