Industrial Design Course Description

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IND 202 Industrial Design I (0,8;4 cr.)

The student is introduced to designing objects, environments and systems through a series of exercises in conceptual and abstract thinking. Combining materials, methods and concept into small- and large-scale presentations is the goal of this course. The relationships between function, structure, aesthetics and human needs are introduced, explored and tested. Prerequisites: ADF 101

IND 203 Industrial Design II (0,8;4 cr.)

This course is a studio class in Exhibit, Product and Transportation. Continuing the holistic approach to design explored in Industrial Design I, this course permits the student to expand on the experiment in both group and individual experiences. Structural analysis and the appropriate use of materials that support and clarify the design concepts of the student are also explored. Prerequisites: IND 202

IND 304 Industrial Design III (0,8;4 cr.)

This course is a studio class in Product, Furniture and Transportation. In this course, the student is expected to exhibit a full range of professional competence and facility in designing advanced products, environments and component complexes of broad scope. All phases of each problem are brought to a professional level: sketches, renderings, drafting, models, written documentation and photographs. Prerequisites: IND 203

IND 305 Final Project (1,8;5 cr.)

Interdisciplinary study concerning an approved industrial design project with research, design and presentation all completed under supervision of faculty. In this course, students attempt to explore the optimum solution to problems identified in the research, using various iterative techniques for concept generation, testing and development until the design is finally resolved. Outcomes of the project are displayed in a public exhibition. Prerequisites: IND 304

IND 214 Drawing for Industrial Design (0,4;2 cr.)

This course is a continuation of Drawing II and covers industrial design drafting utilized in the profession. It stresses drawing as linear communication. New drawing subjects will include assembly, explodes, isometric, parts lists, proper notation and tolerances. Prerequisites: ADF 112

ARC 215 Wood and Metal Shop (0,4;2 cr.)

This is a laboratory course for inducting students into the safe operation of hand tools, power tools, stationary machinery, and other equipment for the fabrication and finishing of design models and prototypes. Instructional demonstrations of workshop techniques are followed by “hands- on” student exercises, using a variety of modeling materials, including timber, metals, and plastics. Successful completion of this course is required before students will be allowed to use the Wood and Metal Shop for their design studio projects.

ARC 222 Principles of Design (2,0;2 cr.)

This course is given to design students in architecture, interior design, furniture design and industrial design. It considers design thinking and clarifies the design process linking the stages with established design methodologies. Discussions and assignments address the design journey from image to object, concepts of form, function and context, notions of design constraints, systems and types, and the importance of geometry and grids in design development.

IND 223 Modern and Contemporary Design (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is a chronological and focused study of the emergence and development of industrial design from 1800 to the present day. It includes products as an aspect of our culture/society/commerce/ industry from 1750 to the present day and examines consumer products within the context of the changes taking place in industry and society.

ARC 231 Introduction to Computer Aided Design (1,4;3 cr.)

The course addresses space planning and design applications in computer aided design and graphics. Students learn digital tools and techniques to deal with a whole range of applications from conceptual diagrams to detailed representations of objects and spaces. It includes an introduction to 3-D surface and solid modeling and rendering.

IND 232 Prototype Project Conceptualization (2,2;3 cr.)

This is the first in a three-course sequence covering the research, design and construction of a full-scale working prototype. In this course, students, working in a team environment, research user needs, human factors, aesthetic issues, manufacturing requirements and market demands to identify user needs and product opportunities. Teams use brainstorming and other ideation methodologies to produce and develop numerous design concepts. Students work with industry partners to gain a deep understanding of issues related to the project concept. Student designs are developed through final concept and full-scale mock-up.

IND 233 Prototype Project Construction (1,4;3 cr.)

This is the second in a three-course sequence covering the research, design and construction of a full-scale working prototype. In this course, students begin to translate their design concept into the major systems of the working prototype. Mass production and assembly issues impact the design and must be resolved by students. Prerequisites: IND 232

IND 334 Industrial Design Internship (1,0;1 cr.)

An introduction to professional practice, with introductory lectures that outline basics of job search, application, and practical training, to be accompanied by an eight week practical experience in a professional firm approved by the department.

IND 335 Prototype for Final Production (1,4;3 cr.)

This is the third in a three-course sequence covering the research, design and construction of a full-scale working prototype. In this final course, students complete construction of a working prototype and use the fabrication and assembly process to develop production line concepts. Students document the prototype and construction process. Prerequisites: IND 233

IND 241 Simplified Mechanics and Electronics (1,2;2 cr.)

This course is designed to help students understand the importance of mechanical engineering along with the common issues in product design. Topics will include materials and manufacturing processes and understanding functions, structures, mechanisms, volume study, features, quality issues, performance, safety, durability, assembly, cost and other issues. These considerations will be incorporated into the project along with other important product design issues such as aesthetics, marketing and human factors. Students will develop engineering solutions from the skills they learn and apply them to selected projects.

IND 242 Production Methods (1,4;3 cr.)

Common manufacturing techniques are presented through a series of lectures, demonstrations and analysis sessions. The course emphasizes the practical relationship between industrial design and the manufacturing industry and the technical considerations that influence the choice of material and process for small batch and mass production.

IND 351 Business Practice for Product Design (2,0;2 cr.)

This course covers the concepts of legal rights, responsibility and obligations of the designer, and reviews contracts, patents, copyrights and royalties. The course also covers areas of professional responsibility within a corporate environment, working for design consultants and the step-by-step procedure for establishing a professional industrial or product design practice.

IND 011 Advanced Computer Modeling (1,4;3 cr.)

This course applies design-based simulation and advanced 3-D modeling to the industrial design process. Alias software is used as the preferred computer modeling tool, and computer graphics are used as a communication tool for newly developed products.

IND 012 Materials Exploration: Plastics (1,4;3 cr.)

This course introduces plastics as a material. Discussion involves the properties and characteristics of the most commonly used plastics and other newly formulated materials. Basic design principles, manufacturing processes and fabrication techniques specific to designing for plastics are covered. Students research materials, experiment with various processes, and design and fabricate a furniture component or small-scale object using the processes and/or techniques covered.

IND 031 Exhibition Design (1,4;3 cr.)

The course addresses the design and placement of objects in spatial relationships that enhance non-verbal communication. It also tackles 3-D design in the museum and gallery environment.

IND 032 Accessories for Living (1,4;3 cr.)

This course explores design, construction and packaging issues associated with the production of accessories for the living environment. Students design, develop and fabricate a product with a focus on efficient production strategies and appropriate integration of assembly processes, including the potential use of various rapid prototyping technologies.

IND 033 Industrial Design Innovation (1,4;3 cr.)

This course explores the methods of identifying and developing inventive solutions to a wide range of design problems. Students are presented with design problems concerning user and function, which require them to develop the skills to devise, test and experiment with new design directions and solutions. The course also covers the means of protecting design ideas.

IND 041 Human-Machine Interaction (1,4;3 cr.)

This course is about physiological and psychological aspects of ergonomics and their application to product use, work, environment effects and human/machine interface. It deals with principles of ergonomics research methods, analysis of ergonomic requirements within the context of product development, and ergonomic methodology and experimental methods and their application in the product research and development process.

IND 042 Green Design (1,4;3 cr.)

The concept of “green design” is introduced and integrated into design projects. Specific techniques, guidelines and examples are used to emphasize the practical aspects of green design. Valuable case studies are included. While considering the profitability of the product, students are required to design in a way that benefits the global environment.

IND 051 Design and Marketing Strategies (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces systematic objective research and analysis of information relevant to the identification and solution of problems in marketing. Students are expected to analyze theories of consumer behavior and their application to industrial design and utilize marketing knowledge in their designs.