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Product Design

Courses in product design will likely appeal to individuals who enjoy the idea of creating new products to meet consumer needs. Working as a product designer requires diverse skills, such as designing, modeling, analyzing, coding and production.

Potential students may be wondering, what is a course in product design? A course in product design can be as short as a course that lasts a few weeks up to more demanding programs that run for several years. Courses will likely include some of the following basics: design drawing, fundamentals of product/industrial design, materials and manufacturing processes and CAD software. Since the product designer also spends a great deal of time interfacing with others involved in the production process, students may also wish to enroll in courses such as marketing, communications and management.

Students choosing to take one of these courses may be exploring the possibility of obtaining a degree in product design, or they may be seeking skills that could lead to employment in the field. Those taking an intensive program may be exposed to the fundamentals of the design process from the initial problem-solving stage to the final realization of the product.

The costs of a course in product design can vary a great deal depending upon factors such as the length of the program, the school selected and the country. It is recommended that prospective students research programs for suitability.

Upon completion of a program in product design, a student might expect to gain entry in the field. Usually, a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement to work as a product designer. However, it may be possible to start off as a junior designer on a product team without a full degree. Employers value individuals with creative abilities, technical knowledge, strong interpersonal skills and a strong portfolio. Product designers can work in both the public and private sectors. Some of the more typical employers are domestic product manufacturers, industrial manufacturers and automotive manufactures.

Prospective students can find courses offered worldwide. Currently, no online programs in product design are available. However, there are some online courses in related areas such as CAD courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. Content and Structure In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. It is designed to enhance creativity and provide a supportive postgraduate learning environment for personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this craft through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing pattern cutting skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. The course normally features two or three 'master classes' given by highly regarded specialists who have reputations for working in particularly creative ways. Attendance is 5 days per week. Structure Innovative Pattern Cutting framework comprises a full time mode of study with a single exit point. The course has been structured to attract recent graduates and practising professionals and offers a ten-week full time mode of study. It runs during the summer months and is led by Patrick Lee Yow a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College and supported by experienced designers and pattern cutters from industry. The course will develop your knowledge of the interdependence that exists between the designer and pattern cutter in translating innovative design into finished garments. The course is mainly delivered through practical workshop sessions, specialist demonstrations and studio critiques. The aims and objective of this course is to help you develop the creative problem solving and practical skills required by pattern cutters today. You will also be expected to develop your skills further through self-directed study as well as through studio supervision. [-]

Throwing Masterclass

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As a small group with a maximum of up to 6 students you will receive focused tuition. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As a small group with a maximum of up to 6 students you will receive focused tuition. There will be a small fee for firing work. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Ceramic Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

Ceramics and Pottery – Building Skills for the Advanced Potter

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 OR Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Pottery Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Wed 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Glass Workshop - Building Skills for the Advanced Glass Artist

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for glass used and a studio fee. [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for glass used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Glass Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Tue 13:30 - 16:00 [-]

Luxury Shoes Design

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan

The Luxury Shoes Design Summer Campus is designed to allow students to fully “immerse” themselves in the realities of shoe making and understand the dynamics and inner tasks of this sector. [+]

Shoes, symbols par excellence of feminine allure and sensuality are one of the most important fashion accessories; over time, they have also become vitally important for men as well. Objects of desire and passion, shoes can celebrate and complement the look and personality of the person wearing them. However, creating fashion footwear requires technical and design skills, creativity, and a solid knowledge of fashion and market trends. The Luxury Shoes Design Summer Campus is designed to allow students to fully “immerse” themselves in the realities of shoe making and understand the dynamics and inner tasks of this sector. During the course, students will develop the basic skills for the technical development of the model, analyzing design techniques, shapes, silhouettes, and structure, with an in depth study of footwear history, trends and materials. PROGRAMME Week 1 Fashion trends & markets analysis of luxury accessories Historical research: explore and exploit past fashion trends Creative research: learn how to nd inspiration for designs from art and nature, when travelling, in films and literature Analysis of target consumers The planning of a collection: preliminary layout, organisation and development of a luxury shoe collection Week 2 Workshop: introduction to digital design software Preparation of the luxury shoes collection book: materials, shapes, structure, technical sheets Presentation of the final project [-]

Luxury Bag Design

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan

The Luxury Bag Design Summer Campus is designed to provide an approach to the world of bags in a professional and tangible manner, providing fundamental expertise about design techniques, an in depth look at material and fabric selection, and an analysis of production techniques, trends, and decorative styles that are all part of this important accessory’s history. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. For women, a bag is a fashion statement as well as a practical and comfortable solution they carry with them at all times throughout the course of daily life. Bags are an indispensable accessory; they celebrate personality and represent a true object of desire able to satisfy all needs and aesthetical cravings. It is an object that has also captured men’s attention, particularly in the last few years. The Luxury Bag Design Summer Campus is designed to provide an approach to the world of bags in a professional and tangible manner, providing fundamental expertise about design techniques, an in depth look at material and fabric selection, and an analysis of production techniques, trends, and decorative styles that are all part of this important accessory’s history. PROGRAMME Week 1 Fashion trends & markets analysis of luxury accessories Historical research: explore and exploit past fashion trends Creative research: learn how to nd inspiration for designs from art and nature, when travelling, in films and literature Analysis of target consumers Week 2 The planning of a collection: preliminary layout, organisation and development of a luxury bag collection Workshop: introduction to digital design software Preparation of the luxury bag collection book: materials, shapes, technical sheets Presentation of the final project [-]

Oneyear Course In Jewelry Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 184 hours April 2017 Brazil São Paulo

JEWELRY DESIGN The course has been carefully crafted for professionals in the fashion industry, craftsmen, architects and designers who seek to dominate manufacturing practices, preparation and projetação. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught JEWELRY DESIGN The course has been carefully crafted for professionals in the fashion industry, craftsmen, architects and designers who seek to dominate manufacturing practices, preparation and projetação. Duration: 184 hours Home: October / 2015 End: October / 2016 Module in IED São Paulo: 144 hours Days: Saturdays and Sundays - from 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 17h The syllabus is distributed in the modules described below. International module: 40 hours ABOUT THE COURSE The course in Jewelry Design offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, which stimulates and exercises the student to create the jewelry design, to know the jewelery techniques, the history of Joia and its applications on the market today. The methodology has emphasis on research, reflection and practice. The student will be led to a dip in the jewelry world, having access to different interfaces offered by the market. The teachers, who have extensive knowledge and experiences in the industry, instigate a more realistic view of the current market and its opportunities. TARGET AUDIENCE The course Jewelry Design was designed especially for professionals who want to expand their knowledge of more specific and focused in Jewelry Design. The national and international competitive environment requires a professional attitude within strict standards, where knowledge of manual or manufacturing techniques, retail knowledge and its applications are necessary to conquer a space in this market. OBJECTIVE The course's goal is to enable the student to perform Jewelry Designer functions, professional and completely, putting it in a favorable outlook on the current jewelry market. COURSE PROGRAM Taught modules at the European Institute di Design - IED São Paulo History and theory of design Joia Illustrative Jewelry design and technical Basic jewelry (Bench) 3D design Processes Gemology Planning and Collection Development Overview of the current market Jeweler Lectures and workshops with industry professionals. MINIMUM QUORUM The formation of classes and the beginning of the courses depend on quorum, to ensure the best experience for all participants. The IED SP reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course if you do not get a quorum. [-]

Oneyear Course In Shoes & Bags - Design And Business

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 208 hours April 2017 Brazil São Paulo

Creative Course in Shoes & Bags - Design and Business offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Milan and IED Firenze is an advanced program for training shoes and handbags designers, as well as entrepreneurs or executives who want to work in this area. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught O Creative Course in Shoes & Bags - Design and Business offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Milan and IED Firenze is an advanced program for training shoes and handbags designers as well as entrepreneurs or executives who want to work in this area. Duration: 208 hours Home: April / 2016 End: Module in IED São Paulo: 144 hours (14 meetings of two days) Saturday and Sunday - from 9 am to 12 pm and from 14 to 17 h program content is distributed in 12 modules described below. International Module: 64 hours - International Extension in Milan and Florence - 12 days / 11 nights in September - Visit to Micam and Mipel fair - visit the upscale Fashion trade - classes with international teachers in units of IED Italy ABOUT THE COURSE Creative Course in Shoes & Bags - Design and Business offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Milan and IED Firenze is an advanced program for training shoes and handbags designers, as well as entrepreneurs or executives who want to work in this area. The course runs over 14 meetings and includes a 12-day international module in Milan and Florence, totaling 208 hours of activities between March and December 2015. The activities are held on Saturdays and Sundays at the School's headquarters in Higienópolis neighborhood of São Paulo. TARGET AUDIENCE Training in Shoes & Bags - Design and Business was designed especially for professionals in the fashion industry, footwear and bags that seek to dominate the architectural design practice focused on the main demands of this market. The growing presence of products "Made in Brazil" on the international fashion scene has provoked the interest of professionals in improving their skills to the creation and production of high quality standard accessories with authorial design, either for production scale or shape artisanal, the large retail or the luxury segment. GOAL The course has the purpose to develop the potential of professionals to work successfully in all areas of footwear and bags market - from design and product design, through development of parts, the idealization of the brand, the strategic vision and market for the use of marketing tools, to marketing at all scales, reaching the final end retail. COURSE PROGRAM Taught modules at the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo 1 - Strategic Design applied to product - 9 hours 2 - Trends and Consumer Behaviour - 9 hours 3 - International Trends - 9 hours 4 - Business Environment in Brazil and abroad - 9 hours 5 - Marketing applied to fashion - 9 hours 6 - Branding - 9 hours 7 - Product Development - 9 hours 8 - Collection Planning - Scholarships - 9 hours 9 - Collection Planning - Shoes - 9 hours 10 - Representation Techniques - 9 hours 11 - Product Design - 30 hours (distributed above the 10 meetings) 12 - Collection Project - 24 hours STUDY AREAS The methodology has emphasis on research and practice. Activities near the participant of the market reality. Teachers with extensive professional experience, propose students exciting challenges to applying the knowledge built and create innovative solutions. MINIMUM QUORUM The formation of classes and the beginning of the courses depend on quorum, to ensure the best experience for all participants. The IED SP reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course if you do not get a quorum. [-]

Extension Course In Basic Jewelry

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Part time 48 hours April 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The course features one of the oldest crafts of mankind: the jewelry. With an innovative methodology that involves structuring and creativity, the course provides knowledge of various metallurgical techniques, welding and finishing. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught The course features one of the oldest crafts of mankind: the jewelry. With an innovative methodology that involves structuring and creativity, the course provides knowledge of various metallurgical techniques, welding and finishing. Start date: September Weekdays: 2nd and 4th fairs Time: 19h-23h Load Time: 48h Goal: The course is aimed at technical understanding of jewelry, giving the student the opportunity to carry to practice their ideas; understand the difficulties and limitations of craft production; and also create concepts that help in their future creations. Scenario: Today there is a big movement in industrial jewelery production towards increased use of software for the development of the work, which for artistic production is great. As technological processes take more space in the industry as opposed artisanal processes are increasingly valued and sought after by people who not only seek price but seek the possibility of having and being unique. Contents: - Cutting techniques, lime, sanding and drilling - Screed Ring - Screed Pendant - Ring abaloado - Structures in wire Material: Listing materials available at time of enrollment. Quorum: The formation of classes and the beginning of the courses depend on quorum, to ensure the best experience for all participants. The IED SP reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course if you do not get a quorum. Coordination: André Caperutto André Caperutto is an architect, artist and jeweler with extensive production from various metals and stones since 1997. He served as designer Mirandouro Jewelry and Cow Design and architecture, and has exhibited his works at Flavio Franco Atelier, Space Gallery Paludeto and Feninjer. It was selected to design and develop the trophy "Brazilian Women" Network awards woman looked prominent female personalities. Has extensive knowledge about the manipulation and adjustment of metals, Brazilian stones and crystals. [-]

One year Course in Total Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

The Total Design One Year Course is carried out over one academic year, with a journey though the various disciplines of design and communication. It is aimed at those who wish to begin their training in the areas of product, interior, graphic and fashion design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH The Total Design One Year Course is carried out over one academic year, with a journey though the various disciplines of design and communication. It is aimed at those who wish to begin their training in the areas of product, interior, graphic and fashion design. Throughout the Total Design Course all the basic theoretical and practical aspects of design will be covered and projectual facets are examined through workshops and lessons, encompassing all the main subjects for the professional exercise of design and project culture. The IED Madrid is a space for training, research and innovation where students work on creative and multidisciplinary projects, forming part of teams at companies. The academic year culminates with a project in the form of a competition. In this case it will be for the firm Tetra Pak andGlenfiddich. In previous editions, students have worked with companies such as MUJI, HOSS Intropia, Skunkfunk, VANS, Hendricks, Alvarno, Baruc Corazón, and The Art Company. The Total Design One Year Courses are given in English and Spanish. During the first semester training is given separately in each language, where Spanish students receive English classes and vice versa. In the second semester the course is taught jointly. The Course in Total Design is aimed at those who want to embark on their design studies. It is divided into three areas: fashion design, product design and graphic design, which culminate with the production of a final transverse project. The Course in Total Design will cover all artistic, conceptual, technical and projectual design elements, through workshops and theoretical lessons, so that students learn about the foundations of design. [-]

Course Saperfare Furniture Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 240 hours March 2017 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

The furniture design course is a practical experience of creating furniture, covering all the necessary process, with occasional interventions of professionals from different areas and encouraging interaction between students. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught 2nd Panel of Furniture Design Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 + 10 Saturday - 10h to 17h Hours: 240 hours Portuguese language Practical experience of creating furniture, covering all osprocessos production, with professional interventions in various areas, stimulating interaction between students. DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES The furniture design course is a practical experience of creating furniture, covering all the necessary process, with occasional interventions of professionals from different areas and encouraging interaction between students. The projects will be developed in collaboration with MMM (My Mobile Madeira), Company's sustainable furniture industry founded in 2006, segment hitherto unheard of in Brazil. According to an agreed briefing with the company, the student will develop a project starting from the observation of users to define the needs, frame the problem and find a solution. Following the manufacturing methods compatible with the reality and seeking to enrich them with new experiences, techniques and materials. The course provides a laboratory for manufacturing and testing of the prototypes during the development of the project and in collaboration with the MMM, a final prototype will be developed. This is an exercise in developing ideas, concepts and solutions for a new way of thinking about furniture. Along the way, students develop a product and mainly go a process for producing creative solutions applicable to more complex future challenges. TARGET AUDIENCE Students and professionals from the fields of design, architecture and related fields that plan to migrate to furniture design market, as well as people with experience in the furniture industry, interested to improve and enhance their knowledge. The course is an experience that simulates the professional reality. The subjects will be studied according to the project development process. COURSE TOPICS Cultural area: History of furniture design and knowledge of contemporary design. Discusses the history of design through the evolution of objects from the late nineteenth century to the present, the concept of applied arts in the definition of industrial design, with special attention to the production of Italian design in the second half of the twentieth century, Italian companies design. Technical Department and Technology: Manufacturing methods, type of materials, 3D modeling, representation of design, modeling lab. Projetual area: Simulation of a professional activity, with the direct collaboration with the company that will provide information of the production process and logistics to product development. Creating a product for a customer Students will develop practical and confidence in the process. A comprehensive experiment involving research and the definition of the concept, its development and its representation for project communication. The user-centered process, which focuses on the individual, social use and interaction with the planet. [-]

Italian contemporary design and trends - Spring Semester

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2017 Italy Milan

The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The initial focus of the program is to prepare students for these events, so that they can perceive the aspects of design, expressive languages, trends, materials and colors, and company brand values. During the trade fair visits students gather information, images, perceptions and materials in order to produce and present an in-depth analysis of design trends. The objective of the “trend” semester is to deepen the students’ understanding of the “Italian design system” from the management and design methodology perspective. Course content and site visits focus on building a solid analytical and theoretical base, in order to interpret and understand trends. Students enrolling in semester programs at the IED have the option to extend to a full Academic Year program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another location offering semester programs. Currently only Florence and Milan offer this option. This semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspectives. IED is able to provide further information regarding course content, facilities and faculty upon request. IED facilitates students spending a semester or academic year abroad by assisting credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution. [-]