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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Industrial design (ID) is the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.[IDSA]

This three-hour introduction provides an overview of the profession. The course looks at what is industrial design, who does it and why it is used. The course covers the history, methods and process of Industrial Design.

The presenter has diverse global experience designing and managing Industrial Design for some of the world's best known brands working from design offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and was Chair of the largest Industrial Design Program in North America. 

Our aim is to provide designers with relevant high quality continuing education directed towards the changing needs of working designers in industry in diverse fields of design and architecture taught by some of the most experienced and recognized designers and architects in the world.

 

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CLASS CONTENT

WORKSHOP         CONTENT
   Intro to Industrial Design
  • What is industrial Design?
  • Who does Industrial Design
  • Internal design and consultant design.
  • The value of Industrial Design?
  • History of Industrial Design
  • Some trends in Industrial Design
  • Education for Industrial Designers
  • Common Manufacturing materials and processes
  • The process of Industrial Design
  • Form and color
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Human Factors
  • Design Thinking
  • Product and service systems.
  • Design briefs
  • Research Methods
  • Presentation methods
  • Engineering processes
  • Review with multiple choice questions and instructor feedback

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Industrial Design is one of the most important and fastest changing fields of Design. This course provides an overview of the profession. It is aimed at giving a comprehensive background of the profession for anyone working with Industrial Designers or considering hiring an Industrial Design or considering entering the profession.

It is not the intention of this course to teach Industrial Design hand skills like drawing or CAD as proficiency with these skills takes much longer than three hours to learn but some examples of good practice will be shown.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Engineers and Marketing professionals
  • Executives and senior business leaders working with Industrial Designers
  • Decision makers in R&D of products, services, systems, and experiences
  • School teachers and students
  • Architects, industrial designers, interior designers, UX and web designers,
  • Service designers, exhibit designers, design educators and students, visual communication designers, packaging and fashion designers, all types of designers who may be working with Industrial Designers.

 

COURSE LOCAL TIMES

All times quoted here are US Pacific Standard Time. 
You can calculate your local time on the link below
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

PAST PARTICIPANTS

Past participants in our online programs have included executives, design managers, designers engineers and other decision makers from the following organizations as well as many hundreds of other firms.

Tesla Motors, NASA, Kaleidoscope, Speckdesign, Intel, Nike, MillerCoors, Radiuspd, Gensler, Herman Miller,Trek bikes, Catalystnyc, Sylvania, Whipsaw, Berkeley University, Stanford University, Pininfarina, Inscape, Newbalance, MIT, Rhode Island School of Design,Tufts, Nokia, Steelcase, Ocad, California State University Santa Barbara,University of Michigan,In Form, RIT,Honeywell, Columbia University,Nissan, Volkswagen, Sony, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Otterbox, Henry Ford Museum, Samsung, Ammunition Group, frog Design, Ziba Design, Plantronics, Luxion, Philips, Method, Visteon, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Mindspring, Hasbro, Dow Corning, Bressler Group, Reebok, Logitech, HP,CCS, Praxxis, NCSU, Design & Industry, Kensington, Symantec, Canberra University, Australian Government Department of Defence, Maya, Karten Design, Autodesk, Barco, Shutterstock, Lucid, Colgate, Starbucks, Sunbeam, Olympus.

 

DURATION

This class is 3 hours online. All classes have a live instructor. This is not a pre-recorded class.

 

PREREQUISITES

None

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET

You will receive a certificate for the course upon completion. Full payment must have been made and exercises completed to issue a certificate.A copy of the 400-page text "Design Thinking" will be sent by post to each registrant. More information about that book is below.

 

WHERE IS THE CLASS HELD

Classes are online

 

WORKSHOPS AT YOUR LOCATION 

We can teach these classes on-site in your organization or online to your employees and tailor the content to your schedule and requirements.We can guide your team through the Design Thinking process applied to your particular project. Contact info@curedale.com for prices and details.

 

CLASS CAPACITY

We need a minimum of fourteen students to run a class.We may reschedule or cancel the class if the number of students does not reach the required minimum.We reserve the right to cancel a course in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum acceptable registration is not attained. In the event of a cancelation, we will refund the registration fee only.

 

INSTRUCTOR - ROB CUREDALE

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a Design Researcher, Design Director, Design Educator and Designer in London, Sydney, Vevey, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China and Detroit. Curedale has designed furniture, medical, technology and consumer products in global markets including Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.  

Rob's past positions include Senior Producer at frog responsible for proposal writing, client liaison and business project management, North American Design Manager at Haworth, the second largest furniture manufacturer in the World and Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, then the largest Product Design teaching department in North America.

Rob has lectured and taught widely internationally, including at Yale, Pepperdine MBA Innovation Program, Loyola Business Management Program, Art Center Pasadena, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; a faculty member at SCA and UTS Sydney; as Chair of Product Design and Chair of Furniture Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Art Institute California, Hollywood Campus, Cal State San Jose, Escola De Artes e Design in Oporto Portugal, Instituto De Artes Visuals, Design e Marketing, Lisbon, Southern Yangtze University, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Nanjing Arts Institute in China.

Clients include:  HP, Philips, GEC, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, Government of the United Arab Emirates, British and Australian military, Steelcase, Hon, Castelli, Hamilton Medical, Zyliss, Belkin, Gensler, Haworth, Honeywell, NEC, Hoover, Packard Bell, Dell, Black & Decker, Coleman and Harmon Kardon.

 

WHY DCC ONLINE EDUCATION

These are just a few of the many advantages of taking DCC online classes.

Lower total costs:
With the costs of college education soaring, time and money are major considerations for deciding if a degree will pay off in the long run. All our textbooks are included. Our programs do not require students to take electives. This allows students to focus on their subject of choice and receive the education they need without having to spend time or money unnecessary classes. Relocating to a different region for a traditional college program is costly and time-consuming.
 
No hectic commutes.
Our courses can help cut down or eliminate costs of commuting, babysitting, housing and other expenses incurred by attending classes in a traditional setting. Many students also find that the amount they save on fuel costs can be substantial if they don’t have to commute to a physical campus in general, no matter what the weather conditions may be.

Choice
Enroll in your program of choice – regardless of where you are.  DCC courses allow students to choose from a wide variety programs not available in their area. Many of our students access our classes from places where it is difficult to access top quality design education.

Greater Access to Better Expertise:
All of our courses are taught by experts with considerable field experience presenting professionally relevant coursework that's highly applicable to your field of study. Our education is accessible anywhere on earth. Highly specialized design education is able to reach more people. Our courses are better organized than traditional courses. 

More interaction with the professor
Join chat sessions where only a handful of students are present, giving you more opportunities to ask questions, clarify points in the lecture and add depth to your knowledge of the materials presented. DCC Online courses offer introverted students the opportunity to participate in class discussions or chats with more ease than face-to-face classes. Students may feel more comfortable talking openly with their teachers through online chats, emails, and newsgroup discussions rather than face-to-face. 

Flexibility and Accessibility
DCC online courses give students the universal access to attend classes wherever they have Internet access. Our classes offer accessibility for students who have physical and time restraints that do not allow them to attend traditional classes. Parents, working students, and mobile professionals can attending classes that fit their work schedule. Students can work a full-time job while taking courses. We offer education accessible for the homebound and those with physical limitations.
  
Learn from where you want to be. Anywhere with an internet connection.

  • At home
  • On vacation
  • At work
  • In the library
  • On a train
  • In your bath 

 You can use the restroom or grab a drink if you need a short break easily do at home.


Easy to use:
Teacher, lecture slides, chat box, and quiz questions all on one screen. There is no software and simple login. 
All you need is a web browser and a computer and you’re ready to learn.

Online classes are greener
Online classes save both energy and trees.
 
Speedy learning
According to a 2009 study from the US Department of Education, “Students who took all or part of a class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.  “Research shows that online students achieve same or better learning results in about half the time as those in traditional courses” DCC online courses are better organized than traditional courses.

Career advancement:
Show prospective employers that you are ambitious and want to remain informed and prepared for any new challenges. Improve your technical skills: The practical skills students learn in our online courses translate to many design professions.

 

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS 

To attend a class you will need one of the following:
Your system should have a microphone and speakers internally or externally.
All students attending courses are required to have a working microphone.

Windows 
Operating systemWindows 8
 Windows 7
 Windows Vista
 Windows XP
 Windows 2003 Server
Processor2.4GHz or more
RAM2GB or more
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserInternet Explorer® 7.0 or newer
 Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
 Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™


Mac  
Operating systemMac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
 Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®)
 Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®)
Processor2.4GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
RAM1GB
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserSafari® 3.0 or newer
 Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
 Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™

iOS  
Operating systemiOS 5 or newer
DeviceiPad® 1 or newer
 iPhone® 3GS or newer
 iPod® Touch (3rd generation) or newer
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

Android  
Operating systemAndroid 2.2 or higher
Processor1Ghz CPU or higher recommended
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

Windows 8 & Windows RT
Operating systemWindows 8 or Windows RT
Processorx86, x64 or ARM
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

 

TERMS

  1.  A $50.00 fee will be charged to participants who transfer to another course after 14 days before the original course.
  2. Cancellations can be made up until 14 days before the scheduled event date and will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after 14 days before the scheduled event date. 
  4. Refunds or credits will not be issued for no-shows or for those who begin a course but do not complete it.If the event is cancelled all attendees will be notified via email and a refund issued or transfer to the next available course session
  5. The cost of travel, accommodation and meals and any other costs not described above are not included.
  6. Only one discount may be applied to a registration.
  7. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice including, but not confined to price, content, description, starting time, duration,  presenters, and location.
  8. The registrant is responsible for all cancellation fees including those that may apply to for travel accommodation and meals.
  9. Substitutions: If you are unable to attend the program, you can always send a substitute—even at the last minute. Email us to inform us of the change
  10. Special Needs: If you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, special needs or handicaps, please make a note on the first page of the registration form for face-to-face workshops. 
  11. Registrants agree by registering not to present the content to an audience of more than one person or to reproduce or distribute any content of this class by any means. Registrants further agree to pay the full registration fee for every person who views this presentation as a consequence of the registrant's registration.Design Community College reserve the right to cancel without refund any registration that we have reasonable grounds to believe is or will be presented to more people that have registered.
  12. Design Community College reserve the right to expel and block during a presentation any online registrant where we have grounds to suspect that more than the registered number of participants are viewing or will view the presentation. 

 

BOOKS BY THE INSTRUCTOR

Please note only the books indicated above are supplied . Links are provided for more information on supplied books and other titles

Design Thinking
Process and Methods Manual

https://www.createspace.com/4127650
Authored by Robert A. Curedale

This book is the most extensive reference available to Design Thinking. Design Thinking is an approach to designing products, services, architecture, spaces and experiences that is being quickly adopted by designers, architects and some of the world's leading brands such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter and Gamble, IDEO and Intuit. It is being taught at leading universities including Stanford and Harvard. Design Thinking creates practical and
innovative solutions to problems. It drives repeatable innovation and business value.
Design Thinking can be used to develop a wide range of products, services, experiences and strategy. It is an approach that can be applied by anyone.

Chapters describe in easy to understand language:
-History of Design Thinking
-What is Design Thinking
-Why use Design Thinking
-Who can use Design Thinking
-How to create spaces for effective Design Thinking
-Design Thinking process in detail
-150 Design Thinking methods described step by step.

Publication Date:Feb 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13:0988236249 / 9780988236240
Page Count:398
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English

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Design Thinking Pocket Guide
https://www.createspace.com/4325912
Authored by Robert A. Curedale

Just the essential information to get you up to speed with Design Thinking in a compact portable format with important methods described step by step. Design Thinking is an approach to designing products, services, architecture, spaces and experiences that is being quickly adopted by designers, architects and some of the world's leading brands such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter and Gamble, IDEO and Intuit. It is being taught at leading universities including Stanford and Harvard. Design Thinking creates practical and innovative solutions to problems. It drives repeatable innovation and business value. Design Thinking can be used to develop a wide range of products, services, experiences and strategy. It can be used to understand and make informed design decisions when developing complex product service systems offered by most corporations today.

Chapters describe in easy to understand language:
-History of Design Thinking
-What is Design Thinking
-Why use Design Thinking
-Who can use Design Thinking
-How to create spaces for effective Design Thinking
-Design Thinking process in detail
-Design Thinking methods described step by step.

Publication Date:Jun 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13:098924685X / 9780989246859
Page Count:198
Binding Type:US Trade
Paper Trim Size:4.5" x 9.5"
Language:English

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Service Design
250 essential methods

https://www.createspace.com/4409429
Authored by Robert A Curedale

We are immersed in services every day. We use the internet, we watch television, we travel on public transport, we shop, we drink coffee and eat at restaurants, we use government services, and we go to movies. In the United States employment in service industries has steadily risen from around 60% of the overall population in the 1950s to around 90% today. In most Western countries approximately 70% of GDP is currently generated by services. Service design has growing significance for designers. Service design requires new design skills. Services are not tangible and physical and services change over time. Design is no longer about only the aesthetics or surfaces of things. Today designers create diverse and complex experiences of products, services and spaces. This book details the skills needed by a designer to design services, experiences and systems of products and services.

Described in easy to understand language:
Some definitions of service design
History of service design
Types of services
Components of services
What differentiates services
Why do service design
Service touch-points
The growth of the service economy
Postindustrial economies
What is Design Thinking
Process of service design
Around 250 Service design methods described step by step.

Publication Date: Aug 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 0989246868 / 9780989246866
Page Count: 372
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English

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Mapping Methods
Authored by Robert A. Curedale
https://www.createspace.com/4278160

Mapping methods are used by teams to develop strategy to assist a wide variety of activities. Mapping methods are particularly useful for:

Make informed design decisions
Identify areas of opportunity for developing new products, services and experiences
Analyzing a competitive landscape
To understand trends
To analyze complex, changing and ambiguous design problems
Look for areas where there are ideal factors to support a product or service.
Look for areas without competitive rivals
Enable meaningful conversations about difficult design topics
Use real-time information to help identify potential problems and make the best decisions
Create design that has a better return on investment
Understand your customer's perspectives
Create more successful design.

Mapping methods can be applied to support informed design decisions as part of a Design Thinking approach to design. Design Thinking is an approach to designing products, services, architecture, spaces and experiences that is being quickly adopted by designers, architects and some of the world's leading brands such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter and Gamble, IDEO and Intuit. It is being taught at leading universities including Stanford and Harvard. Design Thinking creates practical and innovative solutions to problems. It drives repeatable innovation and business value. Design Thinking can be used to develop a wide range of products, services, experiences and strategy. It is an approach that can be applied by anyone.

Publication Date: Apr 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 0989246825 / 9780989246828
Page Count: 136
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English

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Interviews Observation and Focus Groups
110 methods for user-centered design

https://www.createspace.com/4280730
Authored by Robert A. Curedale

The methods described in this book can be used by designers to better understand the perspectives of the people that the designs are intended for. They will help the design team:
1. Make informed design decisions
2. Identify areas of opportunity
3. Analyzing a competitive landscape
4. To understand trends
5. To analyze complex, changing and ambiguous design problems
6. Enable meaningful conversations about difficult design topics
7. Use real-time information to help identify problems and make the best decisions
8. Create design that has a better return on investment
9. Understand your customer's perspectives
10. Create more successful design.

These user-centered methods can be applied to support informed design decisions as part of a Design Thinking approach. Design Thinking is an approach to designing products, services, architecture, spaces and experiences that is being quickly adopted by designers, architects and some of the world's leading brands.

Publication Date: Apr 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 0989246833 / 9780989246835
Page Count:188
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English

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Service Design
Pocket Guide

https://www.createspace.com/4441583
Authored by Robert A Curedale

We are immersed in services every day. We use the
internet. We watch television. We travel on public
transport. We shop and study. We drink coffee and eat at
restaurants. We use government services, and we go to
movies. In the United States employment in service
industries has steadily risen from around 60% of the
overall population in the 1950s to around 90% today.
In most Western countries approximately 70% of GDP is
currently generated by services. Service design has
growing significance for designers. Service design
requires new design skills. Services are not tangible and
physical and services change over time. This book
details the skills needed by a designer to design
services, experiences and systems of products and
services.

Described in easy to understand language:
Some definitions of service design
History of service design
Types of services
Components of services
What differentiates services
Why do service design
Service touch-points
The growth of the service economy
Postindustrial economies
What is Design Thinking
Process of service design
Around 100 service design methods described
step by step.

Publication Date: Sep 01 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 0989246884 / 9780989246880
Page Count:206
Trim Size:4.5" x 9.5"
Language:English

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50 Brainstorming Methods
For team and individual ideation

https://www.createspace.com/412088
Authored by Robert A. Curedale

When faced with a difficult problem, one of the best ways of finding an effective solution is to organize a brainstorming session. Brainstorming is a group ideation method that was popularized by Alex Faickney Osborn in the 1953 book Applied Imagination. Brainstorming remains today one of the most powerful methods available for developing original ideas. Brainstorming is a way of applying a collaborative approach to innovation. There are many different brainstorming methods. Different design practitioners can select different methods and apply them in different ways. You do not need to be an expert to participate in a brainstorm. The best results are obtained with a diverse team of participants which may include managers, designers, engineers, marketing, sales manufacturing professionals and end users of the product or service with people from different disciplines, cultures, gender, income and ages.

This book includes methods with a variety of different approaches to brainstorming. I have included a number of warming up exercises which will help your participants produce productive outcomes quickly. Western organizations are turning to innovation as a primary way of differentiating their offering.

Publication Date:Jan 05 2013
ISBN/EAN13:0988236230 / 9780988236233
Page Count:184
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English

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50 Selected Design Methods
To transform your design

https://www.createspace.com/4133773
Authored by Robert A. Curedale

The methods described in this book have been selected by the author from two previously published volumes "Design Methods 1" and "Design Methods 2" which outline 400 design methods. They are appropriate for application across design disciplines and architecture. Included are idea generation methods design research methods and prototyping methods.The book is intended for designers of all types, architects, researchers, engineers, marketing professionals, business executives as well as students who want to create value and strategic impact through design, and are seeking a foundational understanding of design terms and techniques.

Each of the 200 methods has a condensed one page step-by-step instructions for easy reading. Included are templates, descriptions of each method, instructions on when,where and why to use each method, resources needed and references.

Publication Date:Jan 17 2013
ISBN/EAN13:0988236265 / 9780988236264
Page Count:114
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English

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Design Research Methods
150 ways to inform design

https://www.createspace.com/4126829
Authored by Robert Curedale

This book provides quick and practical research techniques that you can use to inform design. You will be introduced to essential research techniques such as affinity diagrams so that you can successfully base your design directions on user-centered evidence to get client buy-in. Design Research is one of the fastest growing areas of design as organizations are trying to target design solutions more accurately and successfully.

The book is intended for designers in all fields, architects, researchers, and business executives as well as students, seeking a foundational understanding of design research terms and techniques who want to create business value and strategic impact through informed design. Each method has a description of how to use the method, why to use the method and when to use the method. Further references are supplied.

Publication Date:Jan 10 2013
ISBN/EAN13:0988236257 / 9780988236257
Page Count:290
Trim Size:6" x 9"
Language:English

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OTHER DCC COURSES AND BOOKS

https://dcc-online.selz.com

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ONLINE COURSES

 Designing with color


30 good ways to innovate


Introduction to design thinking


Design thinking online programs


Experience maps journey maps and service blueprints


Introduction to service design


Service design online programs


Introduction to design research


Design research online programs


Introduction to industrial design


Industrial design online programs


Interviewing, observation and focus groups


Design portfolio


Product design proposals


Introduction to human factors


Design synthesis


See the full list of our books and courses here
https://dcc-online.selz.com

 

DCC PUBLICATIONS


Design Thinking Process & Methods Guide 2nd Edition

Experience Maps Journey Maps Blueprints Empathy Maps


Design Thinking Pocket Guide 2nd Edition


 
Design Research Methods


 
30 Good Ways to Innovate

Service Blueprints

Service Design 250 Essential Methods

Mapping Methods for Design and Strategy

Design Methods: 200 ways to apply Design Thinking

Design Methods:200 more ways to apply Design Thinking

50 Brainstorming Methods for Team and Individual Ideation

50 Selected Design Methods

China Design Index

Design Thinking Templates and Teaching Exercises
Free download

 
Design Thinking Quick Reference Guide
Free download

Using Post it Notes: Ideas for Design and Research
Free download

 

ABOUT US
The Design Community College was established to promote cross-disciplinary international learning, discussion and collaboration between diverse fields of design and architecture.The Design Community College mission is to create, develop, coordinate and promote relevant education, learning, and opportunities for the fast changing needs of the global professional design practitioner community.

Our goal is to provide more accessible, better value, more relevant higher quality design education than is currently available through traditional design schools.

 

http://dcc-edu.org

 

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