Tentative Course Offerings

These are tentative schedules. Classes and/or instructors may change or be canceled. Please consult the official Schedule of Classes on TritonLink each quarter.

Featured Courses

DSGN 119: Design at Large Seminar - Fall 2019

DSGN 119: Design at Large (course information

New societal challenges, cultural values, and technological opportunities are changing design, and vice versa. The seminar explores this increased scale, real-world engagement, and disruptive impact. Invited speakers from UC San Diego and beyond share cutting-edge research on interaction, design, and learning. 2 units. P/NP grades only.  Meets Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm in EBU3B 1202.

Prerequisites: upper-division standing

COGS 127: Designing Human-Data Interactions - Fall 2019

COGS 127: Designing Human-Data Interactions | Professor Philip Guo

Introduces human-data interaction design, combining concepts from human-computer interaction (HCI) and data science. Topics: user-centered design, prototyping, exploratory data analysis, interactive data visualization, data storytelling. Work in teams on a quarter-long project. Meets MWF 8:00am - 8:50am in Center 109.

Prerequisites( DSC 30 or CSE 8B or CSE 11 ) and ( DSGN 1 or COGS 187A or COGS 1 )

COGS 160: Seminars in Special Topics - Fall 2019

COGS 160 (A00): Social Cognitive Development | Professor Gedeon Deák

This course is a mixed Practicum/Seminar course designed to provide hands-on experience in research on infancy and early childhood. Students learn skills and are assigned responsibilities based on the project to which they are assigned. Students also participate in a journal club and prepare brief end-of-quarter presentations and reports. It is a 3-quarter sequence. Content, skills, and responsibilities evolve and expand every quarter. Students work with a supervisor who oversees training and task progress. 
Prerequisites: GPA of 3.3 or better; commitment to this COGS 160 for 3-quarters; permission of instructor based on interview and availability. 

Request enrollment by contacting Dr. Deak (gdeak@ucsd.edu).

COGS 160 (B00): Sensemaking and Organizing | Professor Bob Glushko

When something "makes sense” or "is organized” we are imposing or discovering order in the arrangement of concepts, events, or resources of some kind.    Sensemaking and organizing are fundamental human activities that raise many multi- or trans-disciplinary questions about perception, knowledge, decision making, and interaction with things and with other people. The concept of an “organizing system” as an intentionally selected and arranged collection of resources transforms organizing into a design problem. We ask “what are we organizing,” “why”, “when”, “how much”, and “by what methods”;  when the answers follow conventional design patterns, they define familiar categories like “library”, “museum”, or “warehouse”, but treating organizing as design enables us to be more creative. Meets TuTh 12:30pm - 1:50pm in HSS 1346, section ID #988550.  Required textbook can be download here: https://ischools.org/Discipline-of-Organizing-Core-Concept
Cogs 100 or 102A or consent of instructor.

Request enrollment through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).

Course Pre-Authorizations

All COGS course pre-authorizations and prerequisite override requests must be made through the UC San Diego Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).