University of Calgary

ARCH 402 - Design, Digital Technology and the Built Environment - Winter 2024

An introduction to the fundamental principles underlying modern digital technology-based systems, from a design of the built environment perspective. Topics include The Attention Economy, Big Data, Surveillance Capitalism, Ambient Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Opaque and Transparent Algorithms, Biocreepiness, and Systems Thinking. No specific technical background is required. Participants will complete a design project on a topic of personal interest. Also known as: (formerly Environmental Design 402)
This course may not be repeated for credit.


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This course will be offered next in Winter 2025.
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