Building Product Ecosystems
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PSDS 5110
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This cross-disciplinary group will address how material choices can create better learning environments for young children that are less likely to cause asthma, allergies or related childhood diseases. Students will learn how materials are manufactured, marketed, evaluated and how healthier materials can be substituted and specified. Using this information and the design proposals, students will employ a variety of media to create communication devices that will help transform public perception about how to improve the health of children indoors. The group will create persuasive presentations that will be presented in a number of different public forums including the NYC Mayors office at the culmination of the Spring 2015 semester. Part of the Building Product Ecosystems initiative.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Graduate level students in the Schools of Art, Media & Technology; Constructed Environments; and Design Strategies. Also open to upper-level undergraduates with permission.


Open to Graduate students.


Not open to Hist of Dec Arts & Design students.

Not open to Fashion Design and Society students.

Not open to Fashion Studies students.

Not open to Design Studies students.