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Industrial Design Courses

Materials + Processes

Course No. IND 239  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Adrian Slattery

This course provides an overview of contemporary manufacturing methods used in industry, in addition to the material selections used to support them. Lectures will provide an overview of the generally accepted design practices for selected manufacturing processes and materials, along with a framework to make cost-based decisions for selecting a specific process. Each student is required to disassemble and evaluate the manufacturing methods used in an electro-mechanical consumer device and attend factory visits. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Offered sophomore fall.

Materials + Processes

Course No. IND 240  Credits: 1.5

Continuation of fall semester. This course provides an overview of contemporary manufacturing methods used in industry, in addition to the material selections used to support them. Lectures will provide an overview of the generally accepted design practices for selected manufacturing processes and materials, along with a framework to make cost-based decisions for selecting a specific process. Each student is required to disassemble and evaluate the manufacturing methods used in an electro-mechanical consumer device and attend factory visits. Each class will include lectures and exercises, and will be supplemented with assigned readings and regular performance opportunities. Offered sophomore spring.

Transportation Design

Course No. IND 235A-335A-435A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Santarelli | D. Ed Covert | Haishan Deng

This is an introductory course exposing students to the basic knowledge, skills and qualities that are important for a career in transportation design. CIA faculty and practicing transportation designers will demonstrate methods for creating context, inspiring designs, ideation through sketching/ rendering and verbal and visual communication. Specific project themes will be driven by industry sponsors while deliverables will be determined by the individual aptitude and experience. Regular formal reviews will enable individuals to develop verbal and visual presentation skills, and formal lectures will be balanced against one-on-one in-studio instruction. Professional designers, both staff level and management, in addition to guests with specialized industry expertise will visit throughout the semester Offered fall.

2004 grad opens motorcycle showroom, repair shop in trendy Cleveland neighborhood

2004 grad opens motorcycle showroom, repair shop in trendy Cleveland neighborhood

Scott Colosimo '04, the CIA Industrial Design grad who's established his own motorcycle company, Cleveland CycleWerks, has taken the first step toward moving production of his bikes to Cleveland.

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Daniel Cuffaro

Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design

Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy an...more

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