Industrial Design

Courses

INDD 601 Industrial Design Studio I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the studio practice of industrial design. It covers contemporary product design issues, three-dimensional problem solving, and the design process. Theoretic problems are assigned involving problem understanding, analysis, and semantics. Computer-aided designs and physical models are created to visualize design concepts and to evaluate solutions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.

INDD 602 Industrial Design Studio II 3.0 Credits

This course covers medium-scale product design. Emphasis is placed on designing solutions to real-world corporate-sponsored industrial design problems involving: client meetings, problem identification, product research, design briefs, marketing issues, environmental impact, product safety, and user instructions. Computer-aided Industrial Design and working models illustrate the product's functional operations for evaluation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.
Prerequisites: INDD 601 [Min Grade: C]

INDD 603 Industrial Design Studio III 3.0 Credits

This course covers conceptualizing and visualizing either a new complex production system or piece of capital equipment projected five years into the future. Working design teams and with industry sponsors, students use Integrated Design for Performance and Manufacturing criteria to evaluate feasibility of manufacturing their designs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.
Prerequisites: INDD 602 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: INDD 614

INDD 611 Innovative Materials and Processes 3.0 Credits

This course explores new rapid-prototyping approaches used to develop pre-production product designs. Through a series of lectures, laboratory demonstrations, research and site visits, students will observe how new products are shaped and influenced by the introduction of innovative methods, materials and processes from conception to a manufactured item.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.

INDD 613 Human-Machine Systems 3.0 Credits

This course covers the physical, procedural, psychological, and perceptual relationship people have with technologically complex machine systems. Research methodologies and survey techniques are used to predict the effectiveness of a system to perform a complete job, execute specific tasks, and respond to discrete human actions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.

INDD 614 Systems Integration for Designers 3.0 Credits

This course introduces theories of systems integration employed by industrial designers. It covers human interaction, machine intelligence, procedural products, pictoral sequences, and logic diagrams. Microprocessors, control and navigation systems, actuators, and sensors are studied as integral components of a smart product. Systems integration of smart appliances and service sector robots are examined.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.
Prerequisites: INDD 613 [Min Grade: C]

INDD 615 Industrial Design Seminar 3.0 Credits

This course covers five areas: industrial design profession practices; forum for design professionals to join seminar discussions on topics related to trends in industrial design; sponsorship research, career goals and interviewing techniques; portfolio refinement; Master's thesis proposal.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INDD 602 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: INDD 603

INDD 701 Industrial Design Tutorial A 6.0 Credits

This course provides individual tutorial in the hypothesis phase of the Master's thesis project. A range of possible design solutions are considered by creating sketches and visual study models, weighing user requirements, function, form, material choice, and design elements with continual reference to the original problem and its analysis. Potential configurations are evaluated.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.
Prerequisites: INDD 711 [Min Grade: C]

INDD 702 Industrial Design Tutorial B 6.0 Credits

This course provides individual tutorial in the experimental stage of the Master's thesis project. Possible design solutions are refined; functional concept models and devices are fabricated, tested, evaluated, modified, and compared to earlier analyses and design criteria.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INDD 701 [Min Grade: C]

INDD 703 Industrial Design Tutorial C 6.0 Credits

This course provides individual tutorial in executing the final solution of the Master's thesis project. Designs will differ from one another; in all cases a high level of innovation and creativity is expected and must display sound professional judgment. A demonstrated mastering of craft is required in executing the final design solution.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.
Prerequisites: INDD 702 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: INDD 712

INDD 711 Master's Thesis Research in Industrial Design 3.0 Credits

This course covers a range of advanced research methodologies necessary to conduct in-depth research and collect data on a topic identified for a Master's thesis project. Issues to be addressed include: design, human factors, design history, psychological implications; market opportunity; production and technological requirements, and environmental impact.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INDD.

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