Introduction To Product Design Short Course at University of the Arts London

The Introduction To Product Design Short Course at the University of the Arts London equips students with an advanced knowledge of manufacturing processes to develop creative products.


School: University of the Arts London (UAL) Short Courses
Course: Introduction To Product Design Short Course
Location: Central Saint Martins in London, UK
Course dates: one-week course offered as part-time and intensive study
Application deadline: continuous enrolment

How do designers generate ideas? Where do ideas come from? A finished product is a combination of understanding form, function and material.

In this beginner's course, you'll be encouraged to look for ways of arriving at new possibilities. With an emphasis on the creative process and self-direction, it will take you from an initial brief through to your own product design and presentation.

The course will give you a taster of what practising product design involves. Although there will be some soft model making, this is a studio-based rather than a workshop-based course. The focus will be on the generation of ideas and design thinking.

You'll explore how to represent design concepts through drawing exercises and how to document ideas through sketches and photographs.

You will also be introduced to a number of processes and vocabulary employed in 3D design.

Using a four-stage design model – research, idea generation, development, and presentation – practice-based projects will guide students through the language and the practices of product design.

The course will cover professional terminology, 2D and 3D design, sketch drawing, studio soft model making, design development, manufacturing processes, orthographic drawing, and presentation.

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