Classes

Credits

Adv Concept & Sys Des Studio

Course number: TRAN-554V
Prerequisite: n/a

Adv Concept & Sys Des Studio

Course number: TRAN-554T
Prerequisite: n/a

Adv Concept & Sys Des Studio

3

Students will be able to: . Conduct and communicate a structured, qualitative research project using humanities and field-centered approaches to research-based design practice (CLO1) . Develop guiding questions to frame and contextualize their inquiries (CLO 2) . Implement synthesis & analysis methods that allow for the development of unique insights to inspire design (CLO 3) . Articulate design recommendations in the form of insight / opportunity pairs and design criteria (CLO 4) . Translate criteria into appropriate design solutions through fast vizualization (CLO 5) . Select the appropriate solution of the given issue (CLO 6) . Engage in iterative prototyping for design development and refinement (CLO 7) . Build final appearance models that communicate design intent (CLO 8) . Develop writing and presentation skills at a graduate level (CLO 9)

Course number: TRAN-554
Prerequisite: n/a

Bus & Pol of Trans Industry

This course will highlight the different disciplines and professions that are involved in the regulation, design, planning, development and implementation of major new transportation systems and their infrastructures. The course will also look at all the different disciplines involved in bringing vehicles and transportation devices into production. Through lectures and class discussions, students will examine the complex relationship between all these stakeholders with a view to understanding the realities and challenges of bringing different forms of transportation from concept to reality.

Course number: TRAN-546
Prerequisite: n/a

Bus & Pol of Trans Industry

1

This course will highlight the different disciplines and professions that are involved in the regulation, design, planning, development and implementation of major new transportation systems and their infrastructures. The course will also look at all the different disciplines involved in bringing vehicles and transportation devices into production. Through lectures and class discussions, students will examine the complex relationship between all these stakeholders with a view to understanding the realities and challenges of bringing different forms of transportation from concept to reality.

Course number: TRAN-546V
Prerequisite: n/a

Bus & Pol of Trans Industry

This course will highlight the different disciplines and professions that are involved in the regulation, design, planning, development and implementation of major new transportation systems and their infrastructures. The course will also look at all the different disciplines involved in bringing vehicles and transportation devices into production. Through lectures and class discussions, students will examine the complex relationship between all these stakeholders with a view to understanding the realities and challenges of bringing different forms of transportation from concept to reality.

Course number: TRAN-546T
Prerequisite: n/a

Bus & Prod Development Studio

3

The purpose of this class is to help students create an appropriate business model which would validate the final solution of their Thesis Project, and how to create a detailed explanation of how the final solution was developed and how it would be delivered in reality.

Course number: TRAN-646
Prerequisite: n/a

Completed Thesis

A Pass in this course means the student has submitted the thesis and the thesis has been approved by the department. This is the final requirement for graduation.

Course number: TRAN-700
Prerequisite: n/a

Concept & Sys Des Studio (T)

Course number: TRAN-504T
Prerequisite: n/a

Concept & Sys Des Studio (V)

Course number: TRAN-504V
Prerequisite: n/a

Concept & Systems Des Studio

3

This studio course will introduce students to the design methodologies expected of them in the program. The Customer-Centered Research course will synchronize with this studio. Students will be presented with a transportation related topic, which will allow them to practice the required methodologies

Course number: TRAN-504
Prerequisite: n/a

Customer Centered Research

2

This course introduces students to the art, science, methodologies and tools that they will need to master, in order to fully understand the needs, expectations and aspirations of the end users that they are designing for.

Course number: TRAN-503
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Strategy Studio

3

With an emphasis on Systems Thinking, this course will require students to consider big-picture, creative strategies for the transportation industries.

Course number: TRAN-571
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Skills

3

Digital Skills and the following 2 courses "Professional Development & Strategic Presentation" and "Professional Presentation" focus on a variety of exercises to aid in presenting your design ideas, concepts, and thesis projects at the most professional level. Designers must rely on a variety of skills and knowledge of various software packages to deliver compelling and emotional presentations. This course will let you explore many of these tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, modeling exercises with SolidWorks and Alias, rendering products using BUNKSPEED and DELTAGEN, and finally creating compelling video segments using After Effects. The goal of this class is to provide exposure and understanding to each area. Adequate training for each tool can be found in outside classes or in future classes taught in this series. This class will assume that students already have professional competencies in their digital skills, related to the styling of automotive or complex industrial design products. The class will focus on teaching students new software programs that will be useful in the development of prototypes and mock-ups as well as tools to enhance the creation of sophisticated senior management presentations.

Course number: TRAN-505
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Skills (TSYS)

Course number: TRAN-505T
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Skills (VEHC)

Course number: TRAN-505V
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Scenarios Dev

1

This course looks at the tools that professional futurists use to try to make reasonable assumptions about the future. The ability to frame future scenarios is essential to designers who work with large, complex transportation systems that can take decades to implement. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how professional futurists look at the future through Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological and Political lenses. Transportation experts should also consider the future of energy.

Course number: TRAN-526
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study

Course number: TRAN-696
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study

Course number: TRAN-596
Prerequisite: n/a

Honda Research Project

3

The Fall 2016 term begins a year long collaboration with Honda & Engineering Faculty and students from Ohio State University (OSU) around the topic of The Connected Vehicle for the female consumer.

Course number: TRAN-650
Prerequisite: n/a

Interaction Des Studio Part 1

3

In the second term, emphasis will be placed on the professional application of IXD design methodology in the creation of new product concepts in a Transdisciplinary course focusing on "The occupant experience in future transportation - semi/fully autonomous cars". In tandem with classes on research methodologies and practice where students will be introduced to of various types of design prototyping in multidisciplinary teams. Students will be required to analyze, describe and design integrated occupant experiences with a focus on developing user Interfaces. Classic problem solving methodology will be instituted early in the process to ensure solid concepts, process and deliverables. A strong emphasis will be on the ideation techniques of brainstorming, rapid visualization drawing and human factors to formulate product concepts and illustrate proof of concept. Final deliverables will be evaluated under the criteria of their clarity of purpose and their delivery through verbal presentation and multiple sessions with sponsors and industry professionals. IxD prototypes will demonstrate system and user behavior, interaction, response and human factors as well as technological and business viability.

Course number: TRAN-531
Prerequisite: n/a

Interaction Des Studio Part 2

3

In this 3rd term, emphasis will be placed on the professional application of design methodology in the creation of new systems as well as product concepts in various transportation categories and communicating them through schematics. Students will be expected to leverage term 2 learning about viable emerging technologies. They will consolidate personas, wireframes, usability research and prototypes using methodologies and strategy from Research and History+ Future classes. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of various types of interactive system design as well as formal and analytical techniques. They will learn how to observe, describe and design at different levels in systems from macro to micro. Classic problem solving methodology will be instituted early in the process to insure solid concepts, process and deliverables. A strong emphasis will be on the ideation techniques of brainstorming, rapid visualization drawing and human factors to formulate product concepts and prototype proof of concepts. Final deliverables will be evaluated under the criteria of their clarity of purpose and their delivery through verbal presentation. IxD prototypes will demonstrate system and user behavior, interaction, response and human factors as well as technological and business viability.

Course number: TRAN-532
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Interaction Design

1

he interaction between drivers, passengers and vehicles will likely be one of the important technological changes in road vehicles in the next decade. Similarly, the development of other transportation systems will be very much influenced by major developments in user interface solutions. This introductory workshop will explain some of the issues and objectives for designing optimal user experiences across the transportation field as well as the basic principles and tools that professional interaction designers use.

Course number: TRAN-530
Prerequisite: n/a

Pro Dev & Strategic Present.

2

Digital Skills and the following 2 courses "Professional Development & Strategic Presentation" and "Professional Presentation" focus on a variety of exercises to aid in presenting your design ideas, concepts, and thesis projects at the most professional level. Designers must rely on a variety of skills and knowledge of various software packages to deliver compelling and emotional presentations. This course will let you explore many of these tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, modeling exercises with SolidWorks and Alias, rendering products using BUNKSPEED and DELTAGEN, and finally creating compelling video segments using After Effects. The goal of this class is to provide exposure and understanding to each area. Adequate training for each tool can be found in outside classes or in future classes taught in this series. This class will assume that students already have professional competencies in their digital skills, related to the styling of automotive or complex industrial design products. The class will focus on teaching students new software programs that will be useful in the development of prototypes and mock-ups as well as tools to enhance the creation of sophisticated senior management presentations.

Course number: TRAN-541
Prerequisite: n/a

Prod Dev & Mfg Tech

1

This course is a series of five, 3-hour lectures, delivered by different guest lecturers who are experts in topics related to advanced product development and manufacturing technologies associated with future transportation solutions. Students will be required to make notes and as appropriate, research and document links to the topics covered. Discussion between the lecturer and students will be an important component of tailoring the lecture material to each student's specific interests.

Course number: TRAN-551
Prerequisite: n/a

Professional Presentations

3

Digital Skills and the following 2 courses "Professional Development & Strategic Presentation" and "Professional Presentation" focus on a variety of exercises to aid in presenting your design ideas, concepts, and thesis projects at the most professional level. Designers must rely on a variety of skills and knowledge of various software packages to deliver compelling and emotional presentations. This course will let you explore many of these tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, modeling exercises with SolidWorks and Alias, rendering products using BUNKSPEED and DELTAGEN, and finally creating compelling video segments using After Effects. The goal of this class is to provide exposure and understanding to each area. Adequate training for each tool can be found in outside classes or in future classes taught in this series. This class will assume that students already have professional competencies in their digital skills, related to the styling of automotive or complex industrial design products. The class will focus on teaching students new software programs that will be useful in the development of prototypes and mock-ups as well as tools to enhance the creation of sophisticated senior management presentations.

Course number: TRAN-542
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 1

Students will be able to: . Conduct and communicate a structured, qualitative research project using humanities and field-centered approaches to research-based design practice (CLO1) . Develop guiding questions to frame and contextualize their inquiries (CLO 2) . Implement synthesis & analysis methods that allow for the development of unique insights to inspire design (CLO 3) . Articulate design recommendations in the form of insight / opportunity pairs and design criteria (CLO 4) . Translate criteria into appropriate design solutions through fast visualization (CLO 5) . Select the appropriate solution of the given issue (CLO 6) . Engage in iterative prototyping for design development and refinement (CLO 7) . Build final appearance models that communicate design intent (CLO 8) . Develop writing and presentation skills at a graduate level (CLO 9)

Course number: TRAN-581T
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 1

3

Students will be able to: . Conduct and communicate a structured, qualitative research project using humanities and field-centered approaches to research-based design practice (CLO1) . Develop guiding questions to frame and contextualize their inquiries (CLO 2) . Implement synthesis & analysis methods that allow for the development of unique insights to inspire design (CLO 3) . Articulate design recommendations in the form of insight / opportunity pairs and design criteria (CLO 4) . Translate criteria into appropriate design solutions through fast visualization (CLO 5) . Select the appropriate solution of the given issue (CLO 6) . Engage in iterative prototyping for design development and refinement (CLO 7) . Build final appearance models that communicate design intent (CLO 8) . Develop writing and presentation skills at a graduate level (CLO 9)

Course number: TRAN-581V
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 1

Students will be able to: . Conduct and communicate a structured, qualitative research project using humanities and field-centered approaches to research-based design practice (CLO1) . Develop guiding questions to frame and contextualize their inquiries (CLO 2) . Implement synthesis & analysis methods that allow for the development of unique insights to inspire design (CLO 3) . Articulate design recommendations in the form of insight / opportunity pairs and design criteria (CLO 4) . Translate criteria into appropriate design solutions through fast visualization (CLO 5) . Select the appropriate solution of the given issue (CLO 6) . Engage in iterative prototyping for design development and refinement (CLO 7) . Build final appearance models that communicate design intent (CLO 8) . Develop writing and presentation skills at a graduate level (CLO 9)

Course number: TRAN-581
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 2

Course number: TRAN-582T
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 2

Course number: TRAN-582V
Prerequisite: n/a

Strat Proto & Sys Des Studio 2

3

Students will be able to: . Conduct and communicate a structured, qualitative research project using humanities and field-centered approaches to research-based design practice (CLO1) . Develop guiding questions to frame and contextualize their inquiries (CLO 2) . Implement synthesis & analysis methods that allow for the development of unique insights to inspire design (CLO 3) . Articulate design recommendations in the form of insight / opportunity pairs and design criteria (CLO 4) . Translate criteria into appropriate design solutions through fast visualization (CLO 5) . Select the appropriate solution of the given issue (CLO 6) . Engage in iterative prototyping for design development and refinement (CLO 7) . Build final appearance models that communicate design intent (CLO 8) . Develop writing and presentation skills at a graduate level (CLO 9)

Course number: TRAN-582
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: TRAN-595
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: TRAN-695
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Continuation

0

Thesis continuation is the vehicle by which students who have completed all their required curricular courses have access to program faculty for guidance towards finalizing their Thesis Report. The submission of a final Thesis Report, which has been reviewed by the department head and the Thesis Faculty Panel and deemed satisfactory according to the department guidelines, is a requirement for the granting of the Master of Science Degree.

Course number: TRAN-699
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Development Studio

6

This course will enable students to complete all primary and secondary research needed for execution of their thesis. Students will also complete ideation in preparation for selection of thesis design concepts. Prereqs Successful completion of all Program Academic and Studio courses.

Course number: TRAN-612
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Development Studio

6

This course will enable students to complete all primary and secondary research needed for execution of their thesis. Students will also complete ideation in preparation for selection of thesis design concepts. Prereqs Successful completion of all Program Academic and Studio courses.

Course number: TRAN-611
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Project Preparation

Course number: TRAN-601A
Prerequisite: n/a

Thesis Project Preparation

6

Each student will work with his or her mentor to establish what his or her thesis project in the first 4 weeks of the term. For the remainder of the term, students will thoroughly research all the information that they will need to execute their thesis and where appropriate, finalize preliminary the design concept and establish resources and alliances that they will need to complete.

Course number: TRAN-601
Prerequisite: n/a

Tran Histories & Futures 1

1

This course will examine the intersection, collision, and ramifications of culture and transportation from the perspectives of history, theory, and practice in order to model a sustainable future. The class structure will consist of academic work, incorporating seminar-style engagements, critical examination of relevant literature, writing and analysis, planned outings, and creative manifestations of discoveries and insights. The curriculum has been organized into themes to engage students in the creation of transportation models (systems, vehicles, or contexts) in direct response to the relevant histories. Prereqs Must have taken: HMN-100/HWRI-102 Writing Studio, or HMN-101/HWRI-101 Writing Studio Intensive, or Pass the Writing Placement Exam

Course number: TRAN-511
Prerequisite: Take HUM-GRWRS, Graduate Writing Proficiency

Tran Histories & Futures 2

2

This course will examine the intersection, collision, and ramifications of culture and transportation from the perspectives of history, theory, and practice in order to model a sustainable future. The class structure will consist of academic work, incorporating seminar-style engagements, critical examination of relevant literature, writing and analysis, planned outings, and creative manifestations of discoveries and insights. The curriculum has been organized into themes to engage students in the creation of transportation models (systems, vehicles, or contexts) in direct response to the relevant histories. Prereqs Must have taken: HMN-100/HWRI-102 Writing Studio, or HMN-101/HWRI-101 Writing Studio Intensive, or Pass the Writing Placement Exam

Course number: TRAN-512
Prerequisite: Take HUM-GRWRS, Graduate Writing Proficiency

Veh & Tran Product Dev

1

The course will look at current and emerging processes, technologies and trends that will determine how new transportation products, services and experiences will be researched, designed and developed.

Course number: TRAN-501
Prerequisite: n/a

Veh & Transportation Sys Arch

1

This series of five lectures teaches how the underlying architecture of a vehicle or a whole transportation system is dependent upon a large number of sub-systems, each of which is critical to the overall function and efficacy of the whole.

Course number: TRAN-502
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Advanced

3

CLO: This class is designed to help students with weak visual communication skills to feel more confident and develop their abilities to an appropriate level. The class will emphasize the importance of good visualization skills to help sell important new transportation projects to business, political and civic leaders and as a working tool for communication between disciplines during collaborative project development. Content: This class will assume that students will have disparate visual communication abilities due to a lack of previous exposure to design processes. Students will . explore, practice and improve Sketch/Rendering/Illustration abilities through various assignments based on in-class demonstrations and work. These will include (but will not be limited to) studies in: ? Line weight ? Color use ? Shading ? Use of perspective ? Contrast ? Reading order ? Page composition ? Proportions

Course number: TRAN-522
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Advanced (TSYS)

Course number: TRAN-522T
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Advanced (VEHC)

The purpose of this class is to continue prepare the students professionally develop turning information and ideas into images, which can be easily understood by a client or audience. This class is a continuation of the first term Viscomm class.

Course number: TRAN-522V
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Fundamentals

3

This class will refine and develop students' visual communication skills towards the appropriate level for graduate transportation work. The class will emphasize the importance of good visualization skills to communicate important new transportation projects to business, political and civic leaders and as a working tool for communication between disciplines during collaborative project development. This class assumes that incoming students will have disparate visual communication abilities.

Course number: TRAN-521
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Fundamentals (TSYS)

Course number: TRAN-521T
Prerequisite: n/a

Vis Comm-Fundamentals (VEHC)

Course number: TRAN-521V
Prerequisite: n/a