Course Number: 51-312
Integrative Product Design Studio is a studio course conducted in the School of Design. This course is a highly collaborative team-based project course that requires the use of participatory research methods, creative thinking processes, and various visualization methods to develop and design new physical product systems.
The course requires the application of basic behavioral research methods, ability to conduct first-person research, and analysis and conversion of this information into visual 2D and 3D visualizations. Public presentation and critique of visual and verbal iterations are a significant part of the studio structure and learning process.
Proficiency in visualization of your abstract ideas through analog and digital methods is required to effectively work on a design team: freehand sketching, physical 3D prototyping, 2D graphic software, 3D modeling software, and/or processing/programming visualization.
Spring 2016 instructor: Wayne Chung