Japanese Design in a Global World

VMS 548S

Japanese design encompasses everything from sushi to Hello Kitty—from Shiseido to Nintendo. This course examines the diverse and vibrant spheres of contemporary Japanese design culture across the globe. It is both an introduction to design practices and a forum for the critical evaluation of theoretical issues related to the larger field of design. Exploring the diverse fields of fashion, graphic design & packaging, industrial design, corporate branding, culinary culture, robotics, electronics, gaming, animation, and toys, the class will be introduced to the global impact of Japanese design on daily life around the world and the dynamic transnational culture in which it participates.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 548S
Typically Offered