Introduction to Product Design
A course designed to build an understanding of the product design process used by professional designers around the world. Course explores major steps including research and analysis, concept generation, design development, engineering principles, material fundamentals, mechanical layout, ergonomic principles, 2D design sketching and rendering, 3D model making, and presentation techniques. In this course students design an original product, from initial concept to final design. Students are guided through the design process via weekly assignments and project reviews with emphasis on developing innovative and compelling design solutions. Students develop their skills in the areas of thinking and communication, problem solving, design language, design aesthetics, and the principles of sustainable design. Also covers drawing techniques, perspective, composition, and professional communication techniques.
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