Theory and practice, merged to present activity-based approaches to design solutions that achieve both aesthetic and performance requirements. Individual and collaborative studio activities develop solutions to specific design problems: presentations afford opportunities to compare designs and to analyze approaches that result in different design solutions. Development of advanced projects that consider the broader implications of cultural and economic forces as well as consumer perception, manufacturing, and sustainability of their design. Focus on demonstration of sound methodologies, articulation of relationships to established schools of design thought, thorough understanding of design considerations and assumptions, relevant manufacturing concerns, and responsiveness to client requirements. 5 Credits (2 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART102 and ART109 and ART202 and BIX220 and BIX231 and BIX331 and BIX340.