We will draw on the works of C.G. Jung on psychological types, to understand the person behind the mask of the persona. This will provide insight into how people perceive and respond to life circumstances, and shed light on some of the more substantive psychological aspects related to dispositions, as well as individuals’ experiences of resonance and dissonance.
Design has many definitions, but most agree that it is the creation of something new or original, with an explicit purpose. But design goes beyond this. The word “design” shares the Latin root “signum”, with the words “signify” and “significance”. The notions of “meaning” and “significance” highlight the human dimension to design. This course will provide a fine level of inquiry into and understanding of how a design artifact is perceived, both by the users and the designers.