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About the course

The Visual Communication course provides a comprehensive framework for creating a complete presentation of a single project. It is aimed to improve student skills in creating video presentations of their projects for review; it provides the tools and methods for messaging, presents the range of user experience components in various contexts (visual and sensory), and helps students understand the comprehension, enjoyment, and mental changes that may be elicited in viewers/users through design. 

Students practice narration building by identifying the need their design addresses, articulating the reasoning that led to the project, and finally its end result. The course includes a review of users' visual experience through discussion of practical tools available, including sound, composition, and motion. It also offers a workshop with filmmaking professionals, as students learn how to create storyboards and use video editing software. The central project focused on the distillation of a concept and work process into one video presentation.

A collaboration between the Inclusive Design Research and Visual Communication courses.

The Inclusive Design Research course bridges the distance between Year 1 introductory studies to complete design projects. Here, students learn the various R&D stages within the framework of inclusive design principles. They apply active user research methodologies and extreme scenarios to better understand the design solutions required to address diversity. A range of user experience aspects are presented and discussed in different contexts and environments while tackling the multidimensional and systems-wide approach needed for all forms of accessibility: ergonomics, cognition, language accessibility, cultural accessibility, and affordability. The course reviews principles of inclusive design as an engine of innovation and added value to all users. Concurrently, it presents issues of culture, aesthetics, visual language, and their interrelations with functionality, usability, and access. This year's central course project focused on sleep and the design challenges it poses: how may we promote healthy sleeping habits and lifestyle and better-quality sleeping environments?

Avigail Ben Hamo, Tal Arbel, Eden Israeli, Maital Silver


A kit designed to provide yoga training tools to improve sleep for young children and every age. It encourages parents and children to practice yoga together as a final step before bedtime

maitalgreenberg , edenisraeli471 , talarbel1

Dekel Izacson, Noam Golany, Yishay Sklare

Bedtime Story

A board game that creates the possibility for parents and children to talk and ease the emotional stress before bedtime. The game is designed as a book that can replace the standard bedtime story using daily objects, helping blur the lines between parental and child roles and starting a dialogue. This project was developed with the support of a clinical psychologist that treats children and is based on the principles presented in Yaakov Bor's research Tangible Conversations about Service

dekel.izac_id , yishaysklare , noam_idesign

Shaul Gan Sinkler, ziv barlev


A light-based alarm clock installed on the back of the bed that enables healthy and natural wakening. This clock gradually allows light in to simulate natural dawn, with the intensity, duration, and operation time reset by the user

ziv_idesign , gansin_shaul

Tom Ben-Hamo, Omer Oster

Safe & Sound

Our project is a design of a complex bracelet app for producing sounds that facilitate falling asleep and improve sleep cycles using an intraoral technology in our safe and familiar sleeping environment. We focused on a monochromatic minimalist design meant to soothe and calm people prior to sleep and provide optimal ease of use. The product is available in light and dark colors and with the suitable application.


Shir Goldshtein, Maya Halevy, Keren Greenberg


A platform that constitutes a blanket that preserves the qualities and advantages of co-sleeping.

Maya.halevy.id , Shir_gold72

Ggal Peled, Adi Stern, Renana Klein, Tal Atiya


A doll designed to facilitate and ease the bedtime ritual for children, enabling better quality sleep and reducing children's resistance to bedtime.

gal_peled5  , renanaklein0 , talatiya222

Shai Gillis, Eden Begler, Gabby Turetsky

SATI – Mindfulness Night Light

A night light that supports mindfulness and helps you disconnect from the phone, aligns itself to your breathing rate, and provides a visual display. The light turns on when the phone is inserted into the recharging cradle, which requires you disengage from the device and allow you to become more attentive to your surroundings. A sensor enables the light to monitor your breathing and project corresponding images on the ceiling, encouraging users to slow down and relax.

shai_gillis , eden_beg , gabby_turetsky

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