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Industrial Design Courses

Automative Design Language 1.2

Course No. IND 353T  Credits: 3.0

This is the second semester of Automotive Design Language Foundation. In this semester, students will learn how to use right design language to promote the main theme, how to integrate function into form languages and how to develop design details. Course phases were set to help students build up understanding and skills step-by-step, from proportion and vehicle architecture, to detail refinement and material/color trim. Students will place emphasis on developing automotiverelated form-giving methods and design communication through sketching, rendering, physical modeling and verbal/ visual presentation. Studio time will include formal lectures, demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Required of junior Transportation Track students. Offered spring.

Automotive Design Language 1.1

Course No. IND 352T  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Haishan Deng

Automotive Design Language is an essential knowledge and skill for transportation designers to translate brand literacy, value and design quality into the appearance of a vehicle. In the first semester of a year-long sequence, students will learn how to develop techniques to explore new design language both in exterior and interior. Learn how to transform structural inspiration into design. Course phases were set to help students build up understanding and skills step-by-step, from proportion, to vehicle architecture, to detail refinement and material/color trim. Students will place emphasis on developing automotive-related form-giving methods and design communication through sketching, rendering, physical modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Studio time will include formal lectures, demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Required of junior Transportation Track students. Offered fall.

Communication Skills

Course No. IND 285  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Peter McEachen | Robert Martinez

This course will focus on the development of effective visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Industrial Design 1.1. Offered sophomore fall.

Communication Skills

Course No. IND 286  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dennis Futo | Peter McEachen | Robert Martinez
Prerequisite(s) Communication Skills

This course is an extension of Fall Communication Skills and will focus on the development of effective visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Digital communication tools and techniques will be introduced, including the use of digital drawing tablets. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Industrial Design 1.2. (prerequisite: Communications Skills 1.1). Offered sophomore spring.

Communication Skills: Transportation 1.1

Course No. IND 287T  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Robert Martinez

This course will focus on the development of effective visual communication for transportation design. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/ visual presentation. Digital communication tools and techniques will be introduced, including the use of digital drawing tablets. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Transportation Design. Required of sophomore Transportation Track students. Offered fall.

Communication Skills: Transportation 1.2

Course No. IND 288T  Credits: 3.0

This course is an extension of Fall Communication Skills and will focus on the development of effective visual communication for transportation design. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Digital communication tools and techniques will be introduced, including the use of digital drawing tablets. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Transportation Design. Prerequisite: Communications Skills 1.1. Required of sophomore Transportation Track students. Offered spring.

Design Center

Course No. IND 417  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Douglas Paige

This course functions as a professional design studio, placing an emphasis on client-based projects and interdisciplinary teamwork. All companies/organizations who are participating in the course make a financial commitment to CIA and intern team members are compensated. Compensation varies, but is based on the project budget, time commitment and individual contributions. The faculty, who will oversee the process, deliverables and schedule for each project, will determine studio responsibilities (enrollment requires prior approval by instructor). Offered fall and spring.

Ergonomics + Design

Course No. IND 280  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Carla Jean Blackman

This course focuses the process of designing for human use. Anthropometrics, task analysis, user experience, research and safety are explored. Course content is aligned with projects in Industrial Design 1.2. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Offered sophomore spring.

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