This document outlines basic information about the class, a descriptive syllabus, enrollment information, and some frequently asked questions. If you're looking for details about how we run the course, check out Course Policies. ****If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Intro to Digital Product Design (sometimes abbreviated as Intro to DPD or DPD) is a 10-week long, 2 credits S/U class where students will be introduced to the field of UI/UX and product design. We'll be covering the fundamentals of product thinking, interaction design, and visual design. During the course, students will ideate solutions for existing applications and execute thoughtful solutions with Figma.
Lectures: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Gates 114
Sections: Sundays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Email Contact: [email protected]
Course Slack: https://introdpd.slack.com
Course Grades: https://cmsx.cs.cornell.edu
Course Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=cornell.edu_a70aro3vnoa0ir5n8t22ernre8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York
The course schedule below provides a brief overview of the lectures and what we'll talk about. Each lecture has an assignment and section that goes along with it.
This is a project-based class that typically requires 10-12 hours per week outside of class. You will work on 8 assignments, which will culminate into a final project by the end of the course. TAs will provide feedback on the assignments each week.
This course includes weekly lectures and critique groups. Lectures will focus on teaching concepts and overarching skills with an optional 30-minute workshop on Figma after each lecture. Critique groups will be smaller, more intimate settings where students will review their work with an assigned TA and get personalized feedback each week.
There are no exams for this class. Your grade will simply be the average of the 8 assignments you complete throughout the course.
<aside> ⚠️ Please note that this course is exclusively S/U. Grades are solely used to provide you quantitative feedback.
You can take this course in a couple different ways: 2 credits S/U or auditing.