D-Lab: Design (EC.720J/ 2.722)

Addresses problems faced by underserved communities with a focus on design, experimentation, and prototyping processes. Particular attention placed on constraints faced when designing for developing countries. Multidisciplinary teams work on long-term projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Topics covered include design for affordability, manufacture, sustainability, and strategies for working effectively with community partners and customers. Students may continue projects begun in EC.701. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session.

MIT Course Number: 
EC.720J
Instructors: 
M. McCambridge
Semesters: 
Spring
Grad/Undergrad: 
Undergraduate