The purpose of this paper is threefold. We summarize our experiences in building a multi-disciplinary capstone information design course that included faculty, staff, and students from art, computer science, business, communications, sociology, music, philosophy, mathematics, and education. We discuss ways in which findings from this course have impacted our programs in the foundation studies of drawing and design. Finally, we provide specific examples of projects and best practices advice for coping with the challenges of working in a multi-disciplinary atmosphere. Our best practices advice extends to developing an information design program that is fully integrated into a larger art and design curriculum and the greater university.
Keywords: foundation studies, curriculum integration , interdisciplinary studies
Published online: 02 April 2004