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Design Studio III/IV

Design Studio III/IV
PRDS300/301

 

Divided into two separate studios – a hard-goods studio that involves durable products and a soft-goods studio that focuses on non-durable products. The hard-goods studio involves skills constructing   products that utilize hard or rigid materials.  These products include, furniture design, home and office decor, consumer electronics, personal care products, and more. The soft-goods studio involves skills fabricating products that utilize fabrics or flexible materials. These products include,  shoe design, fashion accessories, home decor and other products. Both studios focus on ideation, creativity, problem solving, design thinking, process and presentation. Students explore design ideas, create concept drawings, and develop working prototype models. Emphasis is placed on the integration of culture, design, aesthetics, functionality, trends and technology. Students are required to take one semester of each studio.  Students present their work to industry professionals through a series of critique sessions.

Co-requisites: PRD385/PRDS 386 Methods and Materials I/II