ICAT Playdate — SAFE: Connected capstone project

SAFE:  Strategies to Avoid Falls Among Elderly - Connected capstone project

In Spring 2019, Industrial Design Program in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology supported six interdisciplinary student teams working collaboratively on a semester-long project. The industrial design majors treated this class as a 6-credit capstone studio project. The computer science majors signed up for a 3-credit Creative Computing capstone project, with the option of signing up for an additional co-located 3-credit design skills independent study. The business majors could sign up for a 3-credit capstone project, with the option of signing up for an additional co-located 3-credit design skills independent study. The combined studio met on Monday and Wednesday, with the studio time length determined by the number of credit hours.  Each interdisciplinary team of four students worked on creating a solution aimed at addressing one of the following topics: Aging in Place; Autonomous Vehicles and Us; and Design for Empowerment.  We will share our experience of teaching a collaborative course, the roadblocks and lessons learned.

Speaker: Akshay Sharma, Howard Haines and Aisling Kelliher

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