Jan 22, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
    
2021-22 University Catalogue

IDES 610 Prototyping Studio



3 credits 90.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The major multidisciplinary studio where human-centered design process, development, and production are emphasized through the integration of critical issues that inform product design and in collaboration with one of the program’s strategic industry partners. Issues discussed and explored through making are: human experience and lifestyles; cultural and political issues; ergonomics; poetics; semantics; interactivity; imagery and form. The design process will consider above issues in the formulation of a design program; conceptual abstract studies; physical and material investigations; simulated and physical representation; and the application of manufacturing processes. Mechanical and digital fabrication and prototyping tools are used to create physical models and outputs in a range of fidelities and formats. In this studio, first year graduate students will be introduced to the program’s design culture and second year graduate students will have the opportunity to further improve their abilities to apply the design process while acting in a leadership role.

Open to Masters of Industrial Design majors only.
This course may be completed 2 times for credit.