Design Across Scales, Disciplines and Problem Contexts

Student spinning yarn on a weaving wheel.

"maid/made" is a weaving machine designed by a student in response to an assignment on fabrication: make something that helps you make something. (Courtesy of Jifei Ou. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

4.110J / 4.S64 / MAS.330J

As Taught In

Spring 2013


Undergraduate / Graduate

Cite This Course

Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course explores the reciprocal relationships among design, science, and technology by covering a wide range of topics including industrial design, architecture, visualization and perception, design computation, material ecology, and environmental design and sustainability. Students will examine how transformations in science and technology have influenced design thinking and vice versa, as well as develop methodologies for design research and collaborate on design solutions to interdisciplinary problems.

Related Content

Meejin Yoon, and Neri Oxman. 4.110J Design Across Scales, Disciplines and Problem Contexts. Spring 2013. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.