Course Description

In this introductory course, students engage in hands-on exploration of object design. The product design process is explored through problem solving, integration of essential skills such as drawing and rendering, and iterative prototyping of three-dimensional forms. Students learn to identify where and how design can be best applied. They work both individually and collaboratively in a studio environment to create prototypes for utilitarian products and a project book documenting their research and process.

NOTE: This course requires students to bring a modern computer laptop to class to complete course assignments. The New School provides all degree and credit-seeking students (enrolled in the current term) with subscriptions for the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.

Learner Outcomes

By the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore multi-iterative approaches to the design process to identify and solve problems
  • Research and frame a problem and explore existing solutions
  • Develop user scenarios, user testing, and concept solutions
  • Create concept sketches and sketch models
  • Present the design development process and final solution in an engaging way
  • Identify which materials and manufacturing processes are best suited for the design
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a design studio practice by participating in lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques

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Section Title
Product Design (College/Adult)
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 3:50PM
Jul 11, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $4,250.00 Click here to get more information
SIS Tuition non-credit $4,250.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
3 units
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 14, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 11, 2022
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