4.273 2004秋季課程：設計探索概論(Introduction to Design Inquiry, Fall 2004)
This course features an extensive set of lecture notes from the class, and a set of readings from the term.
This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves. The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design.