Product Design Foundations
Creation is changing, manufacturing is changing, design is changing. In this course, students learn about the design process step by step, including the way we make things, the materials we use, and ways to apply this knowledge to develop product ideas that solve problems.
How to Prototype a New Product Idea
This is a hands-on course in which students learn how to develop and refine product designs. Students master rapid prototyping methods, gaining experience with industry-standard programs, and prepare “appearance models” using 3D printing along with more traditional techniques.
How to Launch a New Product Idea
Once students have designed and prototyped their product idea, it’s time to bring it to the world. Students learn about the importance of branding their product and developing an effective social media presence. They master cost-effective techniques for creating a website and start to map their product brand and marketing strategy. They then design the packaging and plan for sustainable shipping of the product.