Overview of art and design principles and elements with a focus on their application in the creation and promotion of apparel, housing, and residential technology products for diverse consumers. Review of historical art and design trends and theories in relation to these products. Interpretative strategies and methodologies in visual art and design. Exploration of the design process, including examinations of human factors and user needs.
Introduction to the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), majors and curriculum requirements. Introduces students to experiential learning opportunities, undergraduate research, and career opportunities. Exploration of programs and services to enhance awareness of opportunities and support systems available for student success.
Exploration and application of design principles and elements in two-dimensional and three-dimensional designs that support the development and promotion of products for diverse consumers, including apparel, housing, residential technologies. Application of skills, tools, and methods to the creation of design. Utilization of the design process to develop plans for consumer products for diverse users. Design Lab/Studio.
Role of consumers in society and in national and international markets. Consumer rights, responsibilities, policies, regulations and redress. Consumer decision making and planned buying. Current consumer issues such as: product safety, food, health care, housing, environmental impact, banking, credit and insurance from an intercultural perspective.
The concept of community in Appalachia using an interdisciplinary approach and experiential learning. Interrelationships among geographically, culturally, and socially constituted communities, public policy, and human development. Pre: Junior standing.