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Industrial Design Courses

Communication Skills: Transportation

Course No. IND 287T  Credits: 3.0

This course runs concurrently with IND285 and includes effective visual communication for product and transportation design. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through manual sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Guest instructors will teach specific tools and techniques for transportation-related visual communication. 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 and Transportation Design. 3 credits.

Communication Skills: Transportation

Course No. IND 288T  Credits: 3.0

This course runs concurrently with IND286 and is an extension of Fall Communication Skills. Course content will focus on the development of effective visual communication for product and 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 Industrial Design 1.2 and Transportation Design. Prerequisite: Communications Skills 1.1. 3 credits.

3D Modeling 1.1

Course No. IND 303  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on introducing students to 3D digital modeling for the industrial design profession. It employs a surface modeling approach using Autodesk Alias software to create multiple class-driven projects. Study consists of a lecture demo format in a computer lab environment. In-class work will emphasize key modeling concepts and will be supplemented with student-driven projects intended to develop practical application strategies and skills. Junior standing is required for registration of this class. 3 credits.

3D Modeling 1.2

Course No. IND 304  Credits: 3.0

This course is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling (IND 303) course with an emphasis on an expanded knowledge of surface modeling techniques. An emphasis will be placed on surface continuity and transition, in addition to exploration of organic forms. Students will acquaint themselves with the process of preparing and exporting files for output. Rapid prototyping will be introduced with and opportunity to create physical parts using an on-site three-dimensional printer. Additional methods and resources for rapid prototyping will also be introduced. Prerequisite: IND 303. 3 credits.

Design Center Based Learning (EP)

Course No. IND 317-417  Credits: 3.0

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 may be compensated. When compensation is available it may vary, 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. Prerequisites for Industrial Design majors: one year of industrial design training and approval of the course faculty. Prerequisite for non-Industrial Design majors: approval of the course by the faculty assigned to the course. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement. 3 credits.

Industrial Design 2.1

Course No. IND 335  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on in-depth design exploration, placing an emphasis on high-level research, innovative concept generation and refinement focused on problem solving and manufacturability. Semester projects will focus on sustainability and furniture, the latter project requiring a full-size functional prototype. Project themes are intended to cover key critical information, while tailoring material to individual interests. 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 Prerequisite: IND 236. 3 credits.

Industrial Design 2.2 (EP)

Course No. IND 336B-336C  Credits: 3.0

This course is an extension of Industrial Design 2.1, with a focus on strategic aspects of design. Further emphasis will be placed on research, concept generation and refinement focused on problem solving. Semester projects will focus on design in the context of business objectives and a broader product development environment. Project work will involve teamwork and direct interaction with outside design and marketing professionals. 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. Prerequisite: IND 335. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement. 3 credits.

Automotive Design Language 1.1

Course No. IND 352T  Credits: 3.0

This course will introduce students to fundamental processes and approaches of vehicle design language development. An emphasis will be placed on identification of design themes and vehicle overall body construction. Course content runs concurrently with the Transportation Design course, allowing faculty to guide research, develop innovative vehicle body construction, define proportion and define gesture and develop vehicle layout. Class and studio time will include lectures, demos, formal reviews, verbal/visual presentations, sketching and rendering. 3 credits.

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