Product Design

Courses

PROD 101 History and Analysis of Product Design 3.0 Credits

This class studies the chronological context of the development of the product design profession, relating it to the social, cultural and economic events that helped shape our modern day society. Studies are focuses on major industrial designers and innovations. This course has both a project and written analysis paper component.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PROD 205 Applied Making I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the development of rapid study models and mid-fidelity prototypes related to product design. Students, through a series of exercises, build study models of products to professional standards of accuracy and finish, with an emphasis on rapid development. Aspects of workshop practice and safety are emphasized.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PROD 101 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 210 Introduction to Product Design 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to basic product design techniques. It combines lectures, demonstrations, discussions and problem solving exercises exploring product design as a creative process in the producation of simple objects. Students develop a command of product development, skills in modeling and communication of their novel solutions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PROD 101 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 215 Design Thinking in Product Design 4.0 Credits

This course is a studio-seminar introducing principles and theories of product design, systematic design process, problem-solving, decision making and design as authorship. The course uses design research methods, and topical design issues to explore and expierience design thinking.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PROD 220 Product Design Form Studio 4.0 Credits

This course uses principles of design in the visual organization of physical elements and analysis of form. Building on abstract relationships including additive and subtractive forms as well as gestalt. Students develop a sensitivity to form language, semantics and aesthetics of volumes and synthesize this abstract language into functional objects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PROD 210 [Min Grade: D] and PROD 205 [Min Grade: D] and PROD 235 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 225 Computer Aided Imagining in Product Design 3.0 Credits

This is an applied computer class in which students pursue the development of design projects using current product design photo-realistic rendering softward for object design and three-dimensional modeling of products applicable to rapid prototyping.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: MEM 201 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 230 Product Design Process Studio 4.0 Credits

In this course students are presented complex design issues in mass-produced objects. Students develop an understanding of the product development process focusing on the designers skills and technical knowledge to formulate appropriate design solutions. Students practice collaboration of ideas with engineers, marketing, users and shareholders.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PROD 210 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 235 Applied Design Visualization 3.0 Credits

This course will provide students with schemas and strategies for using visualization as a thinking tool, as well as persuasive techniques for communicating design intent. It will put into practice the essential techniques that product designers use to think and communicate visually.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PROD 245 Seminar Professional Landscape 3.0 Credits

In this course students explore current trends in the product design profession today. Students will research and present insights into important design issues, trends, and criticism in contemporary product design. Through extensive readings and discussions, students develop an understanding of the relationship of product design to society and culture.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 220 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 255 Applied Materials in Product Design 3.0 Credits

The course emphasizes the practical relationship between product design and the manufacturing industry and the technical considerations that influence the choice of material and process for small batch and mass production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 235 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 340 Interdisciplinary Product Design Studio 4.0 Credits

Through a focused design project, students of various backgrounds and departments collaborate on complex design issues as they seek to create an appropriate and novel solution to the assigned design problem. Bringing both the PROD majors and PROD minors together, students work as teams through the product development cycle.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PROD 230 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 345 Applied Human Centered Design 3.0 Credits

This course explores the physical, psychological, perceptual, and behavioral characteristics of humans. Through a series of lectures and projects, this information is applied to the field of product design to develop safe and effective products.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PSY 101 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 350 Sponsored Product Design Studio 4.0 Credits

Students undertake projects that are sponsored by industry partners to investigate a broad range of design, marketing and production issues. In this course, students, working in a team environment, research user needs, human factors, aesthetic issues, manufacturing requirements, and market demands to indentify user needs and product opportunities.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 340 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 399 Independent Study in Product Design 3.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in product design in a specialized area of study. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PROD 340 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 425 Applied Design Research 3.0 Credits

This course covers diverse theories and methods for conducting product design research. Emphasis is given to understanding quantitative and qualitative research methods and the role the designer in synthesizing and applying research as a critical part of the design process. This course combines writing and short projects.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: COM 220 [Min Grade: D] and PROD 345 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 460 Research Synthesis Studio 4.0 Credits

In this first of two senior studios, students apply their skills to initiate research on an opportunity of their selection. Under supervision, students demonstrate control of applied design research and synthesis. This course focuses on the information gathering, study, and analysis that product designers do to inspire and inform themselves.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 340 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 465 Special Topics in Product Design 0.5-4.0 Credits

Provides study in product design on a special topic or on an experimental basis. May be repeated 6 times for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 28 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.

PROD 470 Create Build Studio 4.0 Credits

In this second of two studios, students apply their skills to develop a solution based on the research conducted in the previous studio. Under supervision, students will demonstrate control of the product design process in the producation of a novel and appropriate user-focused solution.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 460 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 475 Professional Practice in Product Design 3.0 Credits

This course provides information about career planning and job seeking, including the development of cover letters, resumes, online and physical portfolios and the interview process. Practicing design professionals serve as guest speakers and conduct mock interviews to address topics relevant to the practice of product design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 460 [Min Grade: D]

PROD 480 Exhibition Studio 4.0 Credits

This final studio is a culmination of the educational experience in the production of a senior exhibition highlighting the students' accomplishments. Under supervision, students work together to demonstrate control of all aspects of the design process and visual communication in the production of a graduation exhibition.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.
Prerequisites: PROD 470 [Min Grade: D]

PROD I199 Independent Study in Product Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD I299 Independent Study in Product Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD I399 Independent Study in Product Design 3.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

PROD I499 Independent Study in Product Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD T180 Special Topics in Product Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD T280 Special Topics in Product Design 4.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD T380 Special Topics in Product Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PROD T480 Special Topics in Product Design 0.5-4.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 24 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PROD.

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