This page lists courses that will be held in Jacobs Hall during summer 2018. For more information on summer sessions, visit the Berkeley Summer Sessions website. To see Jacobs Hall course listings from other semesters, please visit our primary course listings page.
This course covers the design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces; user-centered design and task analysis; conceptual models and interface metaphors; usability inspection and evaluation methods; analysis of user study data; input methods (keyboard, pointing, touch, tangible) and input models; visual design principles; and interface prototyping and implementation methodologies and tools. Students will develop a user interface for a specific task and target user group in teams.
Session C (June 18 – August 10) | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm | 4 units
This course, ideal for students who are looking for an introduction to the broad world of design, covers design careers, design fields, histories of design and ethics in design. Students will gain language for analyzing and characterizing designs. In this course you will be learning design both from theoretical and historical perspectives, and from studio-based design exercises and projects. The weekly assignments and final projects will emphasize foundational design skills in observation, ideation, problem finding and problem solving, formgiving, communication, and critique.
Session B (June 4 – August 10) | Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm-2:30pm | 2 units
This introductory course aims to expose you to the mindset, skillset and toolset associated with design. It does so through guided applications to framing and solving problems in design, business and engineering. Specifically, you will learn approaches to noticing and observing, framing and reframing, imagining and designing, and experimenting and testing as well as for critique and reflection. You will also have a chance to apply those approaches in various sectors.
Session B (June 4 – August 10) | Mondays & Wednesdays, 3pm-5:15pm | 3 units
Good ideas alone are not the key to being a great designer or innovator. Rather, it’s the strong process and communication skills that will make you stand out as a design practitioner and leader. In today’s landscape of product design and innovation, great visual communicators must know how to 1) effectively and confidently sketch by hand, 2) understand and utilize the basics of visual design, and 3) tell captivating and compelling stories. This course, offered in a project-based learning format, will give participants practice and confidence in their ability to communicate visually.
Session B (June 4 – August 10) | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm-7:15pm | 3 units
Explore a range of prototyping and fabrication techniques — including laser-cutting, 3D modeling and 3D printing, soldering, basic circuits, microcontrollers (Arduino), sensors and actuators, and interface mockups — as you make original projects. This entry-level course has no prerequisites and requires no previous experience.
Session B (June 4 – August 10) | Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm & Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm | 3 units
This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices — that is, physical objects that intelligently respond to user input and enable new types of interactions. The first half of the semester will be dedicated to a survey of relevant techniques in 3D modeling and fabrication; electronics and circuit board design; sensing and actuation for interaction; embedded software development, wired and wireless communication with mobile devices, computers, and networks; and user interface programming. In the second half of the semester, students will propose and carry out a significant design project.
Session B (June 4 – August 10) | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-12:15pm | 4 units
This six-week design course explores reimagining mobile sensing devices (such as wearables, smart phones, mobile robots, security devices, and on-board automotive devices) through the lens of cybersecurity awareness. Over the six weeks of the course, students will go through a human-centered design process (Research-Analyze-Ideate-Build-Communicate) on a mobile sensing design challenge. The course is partnered with theDesignExchange (tDX) research group, and students in this course will get the benefit of free registration and support from tDX researchers throughout the term.
Session D (July 2 – August 10) | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1pm-3:30pm | 2 units