Have you ever bought a product you thought you could improve, or wondered why a given product looks and functions as it does? In this course, students explore the broadly-based field of industrial design and experience firsthand what it takes to bring an idea to market. Slide presentations, discussions and studio projects help students examine the balance between pragmatic and aesthetic relationships in product design as they gain familiarity with the design process from market research to product roll-out. Design research data is integrated into sketches, which then evolve into design intent drawings and are finally communicated via working models. A final presentation of the product concludes the class. Note: While not required, a laptop or tablet computer is recommended.
Students exhibit their work at Open Studios held 4–6 pm on the final day of class.
Students looking for a full Industrial Design immersion may take this course in combination with Sketching + Rendering for Design Thinking.
June 25–July 31, 2020
Thursdays + Fridays
9 am–4:30 pm (no class 7/3)
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380