2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Industrial Design - Bachelor of Science
Program Total Credits: 126
In the Industrial Design program students create informed and visionary social, cultural, and ecologically sustainable responses that consider community, business and society. Students develop critical thinking skills toward understanding their work in a broad context. Design process is debated while exploring the value of products, and collaborative solutions. Techniques and methods are taught including hand drawing and rendering, 2D and 3D modeling, analog and digital making, rapid prototyping, ethnographic and user research, and information mapping. Through hands-on project-based learning, students develop their individual skill sets demand of their specific topics. This prepares them to learn new skills as technology evolves. Through close work with professors as well as group critique students develop skills to make their innovative ideas visual and to communicate them successfully to multiple audiences.
- Appropriately discern questions, opportunities, and constraints through the engagement of multiple stakeholders and audiences;
- Achieve and communicate a repeatable design process by developing a highly attuned set of technical, methodological, and presentation skills;
- Envision innovative, creative solutions and strategies that forward the development of new knowledge and the field of design.