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ID Studio 1: The Design of Everyday Things
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: GDES 1B28 Objects & Environments (minimum grade of 60%) or INDS 1B01: ID Studio One (minimum grade of 60%)
This introductory course familiarizes students with the knowledge base and skills needed for the effective creation of human artifacts. With an emphasis on concept development in the design of everyday objects, students are encouraged to create new product typologies in the context of human needs. They will explore the complex issues involved in contemporary industrial design and the changing nature of the processes used for meeting particular human or social needs, as well as specific functional or market requirements. The course introduces students to semantic and symbolic aspects of industrial design through developmental studies that express the functional and cultural meanings of products. Students will use various methods of conceptual sketching, detailed documentation and prototyping. The goal is to translate knowledge into understanding the design criteria used during the concept stages of product development. The course will be delivered using lectures, in-class discussions, demonstration and individual as well as one-on one critiques. All studio assignments require research and presentations that may include verbal, written and visual components. Teaching methods will stress ingraining theoretical knowledge through practical experience.
Anti-requisite: INDS 2K01 ID Studio 1: The Design of Everyday Things
Conditions: Requires a minimum grade of 60% to advance to ID Studio 2.
Course was last updated June 7, 2011 - 10:42 PM