Classes

Credits

2nd Term Review

0

This 0 credit 2nd term review will take place during the term integrated into product 2 (PRD-201) class. Department chair and key faculty from other 1st and 2nd term level courses will review all aspects of skills shown by student in their process and final project.

Course number: PRD-150
Prerequisite: Take PRD-201, Product Design 2 concurrently

3D Modeling 1

3

This course will teach product design students (and those who want to produce 3D ideas digitally) the fundamental tools of Solidworks to create objects that function with intent and present the aesthetic goals of the designer. Students will learn and practice using all methods of rapid representation available at ArtCenter (FDM, objet, starch and CNC) and methods of prototype creation with vendors outside of ArtCenter. preferred workflow, basic rendering and drawings will be taught to get comfortable with Solidworks to make simple multi part objects.

Course number: PRD-205
Prerequisite: n/a

3D Modeling 2

3

Introduction to 3D CAD using leading edge technology software for product design and development. The class simulates a typical industrial design project in miniature by taking an existing product, utilizing its functional components, and presenting a re-defined new product.

Course number: PRD-255
Prerequisite: Take INT-201, Rapid Prototyping or PRD-205, 3D Modeling 1

3D Modeling 3

3

Build upon the skills learned in 3D modeling 2 by utilizing CAD as an essential tool throughout the design process. Students will use CAD to help create internal package layouts, low fidelity mock-ups and prototyping, high quality sketch renderings and a final "mock-up" ready CAD model with all of the necessary part breaks, engineering/manufacturing considerations and a full set of CMF specification sheets. Students will have the flexibility to create a completely new design concept or re-vamp a concept from a previous class or project. Although the focus is on consumer electronics, there could be a wide variety of potential products to design such as Virtual Reality Headsets, Personal Mobility, Drones, Mobile Devices, Smart Wearables, Home IOT, or even integrating technology into other products such as furniture or sports equipment.

Course number: PRD-315
Prerequisite: Take PRD-255, 3D Modeling 2

3rd Term Review

0

Required for all 3rd term Product Design students. Consists of a portfolio review & successful review by the Dept Chair.

Course number: PRD-200
Prerequisite: Take PRD-251, Product Design 3 Take IDF-151 Design Process 2 or PRD-201 Product Design 2

4th Term Review

0

This 0 credit 4th term review will take place towards the end of the term. It is tied directly to the PRD-422 internship portfolio and review prep class. Department chair and key faculty will review all aspects of skills shown by student in their processes and projects. This will result in a pass/no pass grade.

Course number: PRD-250
Prerequisite: Take PRD-251, Product Design 4 -AND- PRD-422, Internship Portfolio

6th Term Review

0

Required for all 6th term Product Design students. Consists of a portfolio review & successful review by the Dept Chair.

Course number: PRD-350
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-253, Product Design 5

ASUS ROG Sponsored Studio

3

Asus is back! ROG! ArtCenter's success with last year's Asus' ProArt Sponsored project has enabled a new opportunity in GAMING! Gaming culture isn't developing on its own, but starting to blend with subcultures like pop, street, and EDM. Underground movements are morphing together to inspire new gaming solutions. Asus ROG needs your expertise! Here is what we will endeavor: Laptop: Asus ROG wants us to develop innovative short animations for their G14 Laptop AniMe Matrix technology - which means we will be designing cool animations users can display on their laptop. Our creations will be featured on ROG's Social Media platforms with cash rewards and rewards! (No animation experience necessary! Really!) Accessories: Asus ROG wants us to develop a line of next generation / future accessories for gamers. Propose ideas for new markets, new technologies, better ergonomics / performance, etc! Students will have a chance to work individually AND on a team and the course is open to all students beyond Term 5. Resume, portfolio link or examples of work required with signup. The course is open to students above 5th Term.

Course number: TDS-371A
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Advanced Sewing Design

3

For students with advanced sewing skills who have taken Sewing Lab. Students may explore new ideas or expand on existing ideas to create themed projects such as: soft goods collections, performance costume, fashion, custom textile applications, or fine art soft installations. Get help with apparel and soft goods projects for other courses. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

Course number: PRD-475
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PRD-278, Sewing Lab

Apparel Concept Design

In this course students will explore concept design for contemporary and fantasy apparel, accessories or costume. Topics covered: researching trends and influences, research methods for historic costume, illustrating historic and contemporary clothing, fabric and materials, visual storytelling and character/customer development. Projects will involve creation of a historic costume and accessories resource book, weekly drawing sessions focusing on historic costume with a live model, and concept design projects. Class sessions will include project critiques, instructor demonstrations and costume model drawing. Design projects will focus on creative problem solving, design inspiration and innovation and visual storytelling. Students may use their choice of materials and methods, both manual and digital, to execute projects. Students interested in accessories, apparel, fashion, and costume design and illustration are welcome. No sewing involved.

Course number: PRD-275
Prerequisite: n/a

Arby's Sponsored Studio

3

Help 74,000 restaurant workers thrive: Create footwear for Arby's restaurant Team Members. "Our Team Members are smart, ambitious and take pride in what they do. We know the value they add. And we want them to know we know!" This sponsored TDS will give you a dynamic, production-ready portfolio project encompassing all aspects of performance footwear, materials, packaging and branding. Open to all majors.

Course number: TDS-335A
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Artful Storytellng: Prsntn Dsg

In the 7-week Artful Storytelling workshop, we explore story structure and the mechanics of verbal storytelling in order to develop and deliver compelling project presentations. Through use of the story arc, verbal and body language, segues and connection, and delivery techniques, 2nd Term product design students define the stories within their projects, and deliver these stories in resonant and compelling ways. This class is supplemental to Design Process 2 (Product) and is held weeks 7-13.

Course number: PRD-003
Prerequisite: Take PRD-212

Athletic Biomechanics

This course in human athletic biomechanics is taught by the team at BioMechanica LLC (biomechanica.com). Led by principals Martyn Shorten Ph.D. and Simon Luthi Ph.D., student teams will learn about the human mechanical attributes of sport and apply them to projects that reimagine footwear and digital documentation through team-generated individual projects.

Course number: HSAP-813B
Prerequisite: Must be 4th term or higher

Athletic Business

This course is an intensive exploration of the athletic industry business model and the ongoing digital influences challenging the paradigm. Student teams will analyze how products are developed, transported, marketed and sold by creating branded, team-generated individual projects and digitally driven business models.

Course number: HSAP-813A
Prerequisite: Must be 4th term or higher

Bag-It

In this course students will explore concept design and execution for a Bag Collection. Topics covered: researching trends and influences, bag construction methods, fabric exploration and materials innovation, visual product storytelling and collection development. Projects will include creation of A HISTORY OF BAG DESIGN resource book, Final Project - Bag Collection Design with one prototype required. Open elective. Students interested in accessories, apparel and fashion design are welcome. Access to Sewing Lab equipment with assistance from instructor.

Course number: PRD-473
Prerequisite: n/a

Bag-It! With Paul Frank

In this workshop led by Paul Frank, students will explore concept design and execution of a bag and ottoman collection based on a given theme. Topics covered: working from a concept, researching trends and influences, bag construction methods, fabric exploration and materials innovation, visual product storytelling, and collection development. Projects will include creation of a resource book, patternmaking, and developing an understanding of sewing techniques. For the final project, a completed bag and ottoman design, with one prototype of each, is required. Students interested in Illustration, graphic icons, accessories, apparel, and fashion design are welcome. Access to Sewing Lab equipment with assistance from instructor.

Course number: PRD-474
Prerequisite: n/a

Bag-It! With Paul Frank

In this workshop led by Paul Frank, students will explore concept design and execution of a bag and ottoman collection based on a given theme. Topics covered: working from a concept, researching trends and influences, bag construction methods, fabric exploration and materials innovation, visual product storytelling, and collection development. Projects will include creation of a resource book, patternmaking, and developing an understanding of sewing techniques. For the final project, a completed bag and ottoman design, with one prototype of each, is required. Students interested in Illustration, graphic icons, accessories, apparel, and fashion design are welcome. Access to Sewing Lab equipment with assistance from instructor.

Course number: GRFX-474
Prerequisite: n/a

Business of CMF

In this course we will focus on teaching the strategic business side of Color, Material and Finish design. Once in a production studio a CMF Designer will have to understand and use many traditional business techniques to integration their designs into business.

Course number: TDS-393C
Prerequisite: TAKE ENV-205, Color . Material + Concept -OR- PRD-211, CMF Design -OR- TRAN-411, Intro to Automotive CMF

CMF Design

3

The CMF Design course focuses on general key fundamental principles and processes of the use of colors, materials, and finishes as they apply to consumer products and consumer goods. It is also an overview of the different industries integrating CMF Design into their innovation process, the areas of expertise that professionals need to master, an overview of its emotional and functional context, and a step-by-step guide to the CMF process.

Course number: PRD-211
Prerequisite: Take PRD-201, Product Design 2

COVID-19 Rapid Test Unit

This course is a crash-course in taking a working, engineering prototype and preparing it for manufacturing and launch. Students will team up to prepare solutions for manufacturable industrial design, sustainable packaging, user interaction (IxD) and brand. An immersive collaboration with engineers and faculty mentors will prepare students for real-world, entrepreneurial projects with rapid development cycles.

Course number: PRD-418A
Prerequisite: n/a

Capstone Workshop

This 0 credit course is required prior to enrolling in the Product Capstone Studio. This workshop style course will prepare students for their Capstone Studio and will help students think through their final term strategy. Students will identify their individual goals in a defined opportunity space that will allow them to showcase their design skills and processes. Students will be required to select an appropriate opportunity space, develop a high level research plan and project schedule in order to pass this course and enroll in the Capstone Studio.

Course number: PRD-450
Prerequisite: n/a

Chronolentus

3

Chronolentus - Through the lens of time. We live in a world where our daily lives depend on devices that connect, communicate and capture static or moving moments with a press of a button.point, shoot and share on many social platforms that's afforded to us. We crave instant gratification. The ease and speed of the process is evident and appreciated, but lacks context in providing us with the results. Ever wonder if you can view and interact with that process while understanding the mechanics behind it all? How might we celebrate time in a more thoughtful, patient and meditative way? Would slowing down the response rate affect the enjoyment of the moment? What if there was a highly interactive way to share and digest a memory without our current desire to capture and share? Could objects have their own point of view? What if empathy drove your decision-making in creating? Inspired by the work of kinetic sculpture artist Ray Chang. Join us as we explore the analog, mechanical world of this unique art-form. Be part of the process in the making of something physical and mechanical. Unlock the narrative behind the journey in the making with the potential of providing a unique viewpoint through the POV from the objectivity of your creation. Learn to celebrate time, change and renewal through your work.

Course number: TDS-317B
Prerequisite: n/a

Community Studio

ACCD Community Program Connecting ACCD to Black & Minority Owned Businesses in Los Angeles Communities. A transdisciplinary course that utilizes brand & product strategy, brand identity, product design & environmental design services to help in strengthening Black & Minority Owned Businesses in Los Angeles Communities. This course will be managed on the model of a design consultancy; pulling together necessary talent to create a team for each client to provide successful solutions and execute on deliverables. Students will work directly with real brands, clients, needs and deliverables, with immediate design implementation & results.

Course number: TDS-448
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Creative Strategies

3

This class will teach students a strategic approach to creativity that will stimulate, encourage and liberate their own creative potential. Through in-class exercises, they will learn how to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking into their work. The homework assignments are designed to explore the theoretical components of creativity further and to discover their individual unchartered territories for new methods of problem solving. With the use of cross disciplinary evaluation techniques students will better understand their own learning process and be able to apply them to expand their range of creative thinking skills.

Course number: TDS-449
Prerequisite: n/a

Creative Strategies

This class will teach students a strategic approach to creativity that will stimulate, encourage and liberate their own creative potential. Through in-class exercises, they will learn how to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking into their work. The homework assignments are designed to explore the theoretical components of creativity further and to discover their individual unchartered territories for new methods of problem solving. With the use of cross disciplinary evaluation techniques students will better understand their own learning process and be able to apply them to expand their range of creative thinking skills.

Course number: PRD-249
Prerequisite: n/a

Culture/Craft-Seika Kyoto Unv

In this course a select group of students will experience Japanese culture and craft through a trip to Kyoto, a city as rich in it's history and tradition as it is forward thinking. Here students will participate in a series of hands-on workshops, lectures, and outings in cooperation with Seika University. Upon returning to ArtCenter, the students will use their newfound knowledge and insight to reexamine Southern Californian design. As a hybrid of Surface and Product Design, students will develop both a design pattern and home good product, with the unique opportunity to develop pattern and product side by side. They will also learn the history and tradition of textile design, and product development techniques with an eye towards cultural sensitivity and expression.

Course number: TDS-803
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Autopsy

In this course, we will dissect your design process to uncover what exactly led to successful outcomes in your past work, as well as what led to perceived failures. We will apply insights gained to create a map that outlines how you work best. The primary outcome of Design Autopsy is to establish YOUR method of working, with a set of preferred design tools, that will allow you to approach any future brief with the confidence that your specific process will take you from start to finish, successfully.

Course number: PRD-217
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term or higher AND completed PRD-200, 3rd Term Review

Design Lab 1

The first of four advanced product design sections; this class will expose students to the complete design process from concept to production with an emphasis on brand.

Course number: PRD-309
Prerequisite: Take PRD-215, Product Design 4 -AND- PRD-254, ID Graphics -AND- PRD-422, Internship Portfolio

Design Lab 2

Design Lab 2 / Sustainability Design is an advanced level product design course that will build upon the key concepts of sustainability, principles of ecology, circular economy, and environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) introduced in DfS1 and prior design studios. Students will consider relevant environmental, social and economic factors, and apply comprehensive research and experimentation to the design of a product/service and/or system. Students will draw from their existing knowledge of the topic (of sustainability) along with their abilities to use the design process and creative methodologies to develop desirable, viable, feasible and ethical solutions that incorporate and reflect the sustainable focus of this course. Students will be expected to make informed decisions during the design process and present their solutions using professional and relevant topic terminology.

Course number: PRD-359
Prerequisite: Take HSCI-251, Design for Sustainability -AND- PRD-422, Internship Portfolio

Design Lab 3

3

Design Lab 3 / Design for Production is second of three advanced product design courses. This course will engage students in the complete design process from concept to production with an emphasis on product development for mass production. Students will take their design process to a level where the product(s) can be manufacturable/producible, fit inside a business eco-system and have a go to market strategy (outline of a basic business plan and a branding strategy) for a near future launch. Course will prepare students to be able to control design intent and ability to professionally communicate with vendors, engineers and factories through the creation of a final tech pack and/or style guide.

Course number: PRD-409
Prerequisite: Take PRD-422, Internship Portfolio

Design Live

DESIGN LIVE is a 14 week course offered once a year and is open to all majors who are 5th term and up. The course culminates in a multi-media SHOW Friday evening of Week 13. Follow up the show with a reception and display of projects for the audience to see in more depth. The course focuses on the final presentation product, collection, or applicaion to a professional audience. Projects Topics Options: accessories, bags, shoes, jewelry, headwear, sport or fashion apparel, costume, style and trends, surface and textile design. Students should have a project concept and materials research in progress by Week 1 of the course. Students will make a 2-3 minute visual presentation focusing on their design process, materials development, and final sample. Students may utilize the 3-dimensional space of a stage to enhance the entertainment value of their presentation. One prototype minimum required, however students may create more pieces for a collection. Students may outsource their projects or create their own. Enrollment in Sewing Lab is recommended.

Course number: PRD-478
Prerequisite: n/a

Design Runway

This course will focus on real time methods used to design, create and present an apparel collection to potential buyers. Students will design an apparel collection of their choice: accessories, bags, shoes, or other worn apparel. Topics covered will include concept brainstorming techniques, quick manual garment sketching, quick production flat sketching, translating ideas to digital concept design, materials research, professional concept presentation methods, basic sewing techniques, working with a sample maker, and presentation of the finished collection. Students will have access to sewing equipment in the classroom and in the CMTEL lab and will get basic training on machine use and basic sewing techniques. Students will be expected to make use of outside sample makers and fabricators to assist them in completing their collection samples. The collections created in this course will be presented at the end of the semester in a final runway or informal modeling presentation to the general Art Center family, industry contacts, sponsors and press. The class as a team will design the final presentation format. Designed for advanced students. Open elective

Course number: PRD-261
Prerequisite: n/a

Design With Artificial Fibers

The course will investigate the history and evolution of modern fibers and the relationship to the wearable and soft good industries. It will highlight the relevant application process by focusing on opportunities modern fibers and textiles provide for designer: what specific impact a fiber has on the design process, and how designers can contribute to a sustainable society through their usage. Lectures will demonstrate all fibers have impact in a concentrated and industrialized design system. Weekly assignments will be coming up with a digital concept for a soft good made from a particular artificial fiber. The course will also be addressing the use of certain fibers through the lens of climate change and sustainability. The goal is to create a real wearable for the finals, either in concept or as a looks-like prototype. Taking or having taken Sewing Lab is a plus, but not required.

Course number: PRD-325
Prerequisite: n/a

Design for Disabilities

An immersive course in developing product solutions for the disabled. This class is a collaboration between ArtCenter, Caltech and the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Students will partner with mechanical engineers under the guidance of trained professionals in occupational, physical and cognitive therapy. Students will identify opportunities through research, observation and interviews to identify compelling challenges to solve for. Within multidisciplinary teams, concepts and prototypes will be built and tested. Final solutions will be submitted for national recognition and evaluation. In collaboration with Cal Tech's E/ME/MedE 105A, Design for Freedom from Disability.

Course number: PRD-416
Prerequisite: n/a

Design for Health & Well-Being

A hands-on course in helping solve some of our most intimate and challenging health and wellness challenges. Students will work to solve existing challenges identified by professional partners and utlize 3D prototyping to build, test and deploy solutions. This course will require students to make working prototypes - mechanical or digital.

Course number: PRD-418
Prerequisite: n/a

Design for the Disabled

Cal Tech course via exchange program

Course number: CAL-D105
Prerequisite: n/a

Design for: Hay/Danese/Muji

3

In this class students will design and make a line of accessories for one of the following brands: Hay (Denmark) - Danese (Italy) - Muji (Japan). Research will lead to understand the brand identity/values and their target, as well as understanding the current market trends. The design will include a range of small, functional objects - 3 to 5 objects, selected from a curated list - which fits the brand identity and considers the company's manufacturing techniques, as well their use of materials. This range will respond to a specific, targeted need, while reflecting its designer's approach. The final products will be in real scale,using the actual materials and colors .

Course number: PRD-377
Prerequisite: Take PRD-205, 3D Modeling -OR- PRD-477, Intro to ZBrush -OR- PRD-204, Rhino: Basic Product Creation

Designing Democracy

Designing Democracy: The Future of Civic Engagement This research-led TDS will challenge students to explore the past, present, and future of democratic participation and civic engagement. Students will learn about how the landscape of US elections has changed over time, including the history of voting rights, civil rights, media representation and power. In partnership with Common Cause, a citizen lobbying group devoted to making government more ethical and accountable, students will participate in local canvassing activities and citizen ethnography. With knowledge partners from across the political spectrum, we will envision the role design can play in the election process and build frameworks and strategies for the future. Creative projects will invite public engagement in the political process through the creation of campaigns, collateral, systems, experiences, spaces (and more!) aimed at increasing voter participation in and beyond California.

Course number: TDS-394
Prerequisite: n/a

Designing Startups

Design entrepreneurs can now start companies in their garages, the way tech entrepreneurs do, helped by 3D printing and low startup costs. Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is an advanced cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship course that asks designers to become CEOs for the term, by building a company around an existing idea they bring to class. During the course, their initial product changes and pivots, requiring the students to develop a prototype based on real world data that comes from other class deliverables such as costing and financials, as well as market and mentor feedback. The resulting package (brand identity, pitch deck, website, and Minimum Viable Product, backed by financials) allows students to pitch real investors for capital, and helps them decide if this company is "the one" they want to commit to and marry for the next 5 years. The class draws on all of Art Center's top notch resources: at least mid-level studio skill set, all applicable Art Center labs, in-house Art Center Advisors, and external business coaches, in an "all hands on deck" environment.

Course number: PRD-358
Prerequisite: n/a

Designing for Mental Wellness

Patients experiencing cancer face substantial mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms, which can have a major impact on quality of life as well as impact continuation with cancer treatment. A shortage of mental health professionals trained in cancer care, coupled with stigma surrounding mental health, cost and logistic burden substantially limit the number of cancer patients who receive optimal care. Blue Note Therapeutics is asking ArtCenter students to help address this need by building and clinically-validating a digital, FDA-approved device which can enable oncologists to prescribe mental health care to their patients in need and to enable healthcare professionals to serve a larger patient population. In order to do so, cancer patients must want to adopt and engage with a digital device for 8-12 weeks to receive the clinical benefit of reduced distress or depression.

Course number: TDS-307B
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Digital Athletic Sprint 1

PasX will be a two week intensive deep dive into a prescribed athletic brand. Covering research, brand analysis, and future line expansion opportunities. Students will create prototypes and tech packs for their final presentation.

Course number: PRD-813A
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term or higher

Digital Athletic Sprint 2

PasX will be a two week intensive deep dive into a prescribed athletic brand. Covering research, brand analysis, and future line expansion opportunities. Students will create prototypes and tech packs for their final presentation.

Course number: PRD-813B
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term or higher

Digital Athletic Sprint 3

PasX will be a two week intensive deep dive into a prescribed athletic brand. Covering research, brand analysis, and future line expansion opportunities. Students will create prototypes and tech packs for their final presentation.

Course number: PRD-813C
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term or higher

ECOMADEINLA

3

Through hands on learning of local manufacturing and supply chains, students will learn about local factory production, sustainable materials, ethical work facilities, quality end product to eliminating overseas transportation and what that means in terms of sustainability and the life cycle analysis. Students will get an insight into domestic manufacturing. Students in this class will design and build their own product to pitch to the manufacturer, this includes pattern making, sewing, cutting, elasting, assembly, etc. Students will also tour a real local factory and production and get eyes on the ground, while also experiencing what ethical manufacturing is. This course is a real world manufacturing and sustainability lab to learn and experience what it takes to make a product and the benefits of locally hand crafted to automation. Students will go through the steps required to make a product, as well as strategies to consider for any waste left from manufacturing such as cut waste and products that can be made from that, creating a closed loop solution. This is part of understanding the whole supply chain and manufacturing and the advantages of domestic local manufacturing. Deliverables consist of: thematic mini-assignments (both theoretical and physical), research on sustainable materials, end to end supply chains, local production processes and a product or line proposal (shoes, apparel, accessory). Familiarity with shop tools, 3D printing, laser cutter and CAD is preferred.

Course number: PRD-368
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Experimental Fashion Design

Draw from live fashion models and design a fashion collection. Class projects will involve designing, draping, styling, and drawing from live fashion models. Class drawing sessions will cover fashion proportion and fashion gesture drawing. Projects will also explore manual and digital fashion illustration methods. At mid-term students may bring their own laptops and draw direct from the model. The Final Project will be to create illustrated designs for an apparel collection. The focus will be on collection development with an introduction to fashion trend research and its use for the development of forward thinking design. No sewing involved. Students may use this class to prepare for Design Runway. Open to all majors.

Course number: PRD-375
Prerequisite: n/a

Footwear Des Busn H&S 1

"This brand sponsored, footwear industry, study-away intensive has two main components: (1) three successive 2-week footwear design assignments targeting Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour and (2) two 1-week business courses at Portland State University Business School with their students. 1. Each 2-week design project will have recent ACCD alumni from these three footwear brands reviewing the students' work each evening leading to final presentations for each brand. 2. The two business courses at PSU are part of PSU's summer Athletic & Outdoor program that will expose our students to footwear business practices and interaction with footwear business students and guest lecturers from the footwear business outside of design. The courses will cover business competitive dynamics and product briefing. The PSU product briefing course I teach will have the students from both programs cooperate on a footwear product brief and resultant product ideation."

Course number: HSAP-804A
Prerequisite: n/a

Footwear Des Busn H&S 2

"This brand sponsored, footwear industry, study-away intensive has two main components: (1) three successive 2-week footwear design assignments targeting Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour and (2) two 1-week business courses at Portland State University Business School with their students. 1. Each 2-week design project will have recent ACCD alumni from these three footwear brands reviewing the students' work each evening leading to final presentations for each brand. 2. The two business courses at PSU are part of PSU's summer Athletic & Outdoor program that will expose our students to footwear business practices and interaction with footwear business students and guest lecturers from the footwear business outside of design. The courses will cover business competitive dynamics and product briefing. The PSU product briefing course I teach will have the students from both programs cooperate on a footwear product brief and resultant product ideation."

Course number: HSAP-804B
Prerequisite: n/a

Footwear Des Busn S1

"This brand sponsored, footwear industry, study-away intensive has two main components: (1) three successive 2-week footwear design assignments targeting Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour and (2) two 1-week business courses at Portland State University Business School with their students. 1. Each 2-week design project will have recent ACCD alumni from these three footwear brands reviewing the students' work each evening leading to final presentations for each brand. 2. The two business courses at PSU are part of PSU's summer Athletic & Outdoor program that will expose our students to footwear business practices and interaction with footwear business students and guest lecturers from the footwear business outside of design. The courses will cover business competitive dynamics and product briefing. The PSU product briefing course I teach will have the students from both programs cooperate on a footwear product brief and resultant product ideation."

Course number: PRD-804A
Prerequisite: n/a

Footwear Des Busn S2

"This brand sponsored, footwear industry, study-away intensive has two main components: (1) three successive 2-week footwear design assignments targeting Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour and (2) two 1-week business courses at Portland State University Business School with their students. 1. Each 2-week design project will have recent ACCD alumni from these three footwear brands reviewing the students' work each evening leading to final presentations for each brand. 2. The two business courses at PSU are part of PSU's summer Athletic & Outdoor program that will expose our students to footwear business practices and interaction with footwear business students and guest lecturers from the footwear business outside of design. The courses will cover business competitive dynamics and product briefing. The PSU product briefing course I teach will have the students from both programs cooperate on a footwear product brief and resultant product ideation."

Course number: PRD-804B
Prerequisite: n/a

Footwear Des Busn S3

"This brand sponsored, footwear industry, study-away intensive has two main components: (1) three successive 2-week footwear design assignments targeting Nike, Adidas and UnderArmour and (2) two 1-week business courses at Portland State University Business School with their students. 1. Each 2-week design project will have recent ACCD alumni from these three footwear brands reviewing the students' work each evening leading to final presentations for each brand. 2. The two business courses at PSU are part of PSU's summer Athletic & Outdoor program that will expose our students to footwear business practices and interaction with footwear business students and guest lecturers from the footwear business outside of design. The courses will cover business competitive dynamics and product briefing. The PSU product briefing course I teach will have the students from both programs cooperate on a footwear product brief and resultant product ideation."

Course number: PRD-804C
Prerequisite: n/a

Form Design & Storytelling

3

Design should enhance the lives of those who use it; through function and through form. Through research and prototyping, we can improve our understanding of necessary product functions and user interactions. Through practiced perception, we can improve the shape and feeling of products, imbuing them with meaning beyond their physical boundaries. Learn to hone your sensitivity to form, along with your ability to tell a story that defines and justifies its reason for existing. Balance the trade offs between the sculptural and the mass manufactured. Develop a renewed sensitivity to detail. Boxes with filleted edges are an automatic fail.

Course number: PRD-207
Prerequisite: Take PRD-204, Rhino: Basic Product Creation -OR- PRD-205, 3D Modeling 1 -OR- PRD-477, Intro to Zbrush for Wearables & Soft Goods

Formula E

The Formula E (elastic) Challenge is a 13 week long project in which student teams design remote controlled race vehicles powered by 16 feet of rubber band. The class is held during the summer term and teams compete in a series of race events including a handling course, a drag race, a hill climb, a beauty contest, and best in show. This year, the project will provide an opportunity for ArtCenter undergrad students to join the competition along with teams from Grad ID, Pasadena City College, winning teams from Formula E-China, and Sacramento State Univerisity, among others. The project is designed to teach lessons in strategy, product development, science, engineering, design fabrication, branding and event planning. Students also learn about competition, working in teams, setting goals, and implementing plans that meet them. The vehicles are design and created through an iterative process with the latest computer design and rapid prototyping tools with advanced materials and mechanisms. Race vehicles rapidly accelerate them to speeds over 25mph.

Course number: PRD-428
Prerequisite: Must complete 12 credits before taking this course.

Furniture Design & Production

The course will focus on designing contemporary furniture products for the mass market. Students will be challenged to consider furniture as product design in the context of home, office and public spaces. The class will be introduced to global human factors and legal issues (patents, licensing) critical to the development of such products. The class includes research, ideation, design, marketing and production considerations of furniture aimed at addressing the needs of mass-market consumers. The constraints placed on the students' work will include concerns for return on investment (ROI) and the potential for line extensions over time.

Course number: PRD-318
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: Cultrl

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams. Immersion into the unique Berlin culture to inspire project direction. Conceptual development of future-forward vision-casting ideas. Interacting with professionals from sponsoring organizations.

Course number: HSOC-802A
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: Ger Lng

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams. German language course provided by 3rd party inLingua.

Course number: HHUM-802A
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: ST1

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams.

Course number: TDS-802A
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: ST2

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams.

Course number: TDS-802B
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: ST3

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams.

Course number: TDS-802C
Prerequisite: n/a

Future Sports Berlin: ST4

This TDS will explore the "Future of Sports" in Berlin - a city that has a significant history in sporting events and a culture that continually redefines what sport means to its individuals and the community. The project will be sponsored by Adidas and Canyon Bikes with potential other sponsors. Topics to be explored include: future concepts in footwear, apparel, equipment, branded events and retail, digital interaction, etc. that will redefine the future performance and participation in sports. The project will leverage the immersion into the Berlin culture and interacting with local experts, sponsors and designers. Available to fifth term and above students by application. Experience working in trans-disciplinary teams.

Course number: TDS-802D
Prerequisite: n/a

Future X Lab

The rapid intertwining of biology, autonomous systems, visualization, and rapid prototyping is challenging the traditional view of a product design process. This course aims to enable student-directed research and experimentation within the topical framework of Biodesign, Extended Intelligence, Extended Reality, and Manufacturing Futures. These four key technology areas are driving new industry processes which professional designers have yet to define. In this class, each student will determine a research direction, investigate, and document findings of their own methodology, tools and discoveries throughout their exploratory process.

Course number: PRD-257
Prerequisite: n/a

Future of Creative Workflow

Students across disciplines are invited to explore "The Future of Creative Workflow" using ASUS ProArt. They will be asked to define pain points using tools from the ProArt product line, develop new products and services to help the creative workflow and enhance collaboration, use visual storytelling to help build brand awareness, and prepare new product line for simulated consumer launch event.

Course number: TDS-455
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

ID Form Language

This class is a foundational course that encompasses the importance of understanding forms in 2D, being able to translate, then execute forms in various 3D formats with accuracy and consistency in proportion, surfacing, and detail. Throughout the term we will proceed with a methodical approach in emphasizing characteristics and technicalities of shapes and forms through analytical thinking, sketching, and modeling.

Course number: PRD-104
Prerequisite: Take INT-165, Design Fund 2

ID Graphics

3

Upon completion of IDGraphics1 students will be able to: Understand and correctly use typographic terminology; 2) demonstrate historical knowledge and correct selection of typefaces; 3) deploy all the attributes of successful typographic practice, including but not limited to, use of all spacing variations, layout & hierarchy, and visual/grid systems; 4) practice graphic design with type & image across multiples; 5) be able to develop a logotype; 6) practice graphic design in the context of branded communication. The pre-requisite is PRD-104 Development of Form.

Course number: PRD-254
Prerequisite: Take INT-165, Design Fundamentals 2

INSEAD: Creative Strategies

Focuses on the use of creative strategies to drive business success. Integrates business and design through lectures and team exercises, resulting in a final digital design project done in teams in CT 2. Designers will each work in teams with MBAs and will coach the MBAs in the design process and strategic integration.

Course number: PRD-812A
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Culture Elective

Course number: SAP-816
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Customer Insights

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of customer behaviors, and how to influence those behaviors by examining a wide range of customer insights and market driving strategies.

Course number: HSAP-812A
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Dig Mktg & Entr

An intensive bootcamp that will have designers and MBA students working together to create viable concepts for improving INSEADs sustainable footprint. This course is based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Designers will have the opportunity to gain insights into the challenges of implementing meaningful change in a challenging landscape. They will work on projects that are chosen by the teams and will work with a process developed by the instructor.

Course number: HSAP-812B
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Hum & Sci Elective

Course number: SAP-815
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Ixd & SDG Bootcamps

Prior to being involved in the two Innovation by Design workshops, you will be in a customized training course to better prepare you for an engagement with Executive MBA participants. Innovation by Design is a three and a half day programme that will help integrate design thinking with business thinking. EMBA participants will be shown how to create and support a culture of design within their organisation and at the same time acquire the knowledge to put creative thinking into action. Students will be the design coaches for 2 EMBA sessions. They will be assigned roles and responsibilities.

Course number: PRD-812C
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: New Business Models

This course will look at the development and promise of new business models in support of the triple bottom line (People, Planet and Profit) It will provide you with an overview of the opportunities for designer to work closely with other disciplines to create and support business models that will be more sustainable.

Course number: HSAP-812C
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: PRP Elective

Course number: SAP-817
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Product Design Studio

IXD fundamentals bootcamp- a two week intensive course that will prepare you for the Digital Project in Creative Strategies Part 2. It will include developing skills in Figma (prototyping SW). the other component of this 3 credit course is a reading and discussion segment focused on the Lean Start-up. Students will read and discuss the text. The course will include a field trip to meet with an Lean Development team.

Course number: PRD-812B
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Studio Elective

Course number: SAP-813
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD: Studio Elective

Course number: SAP-814
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD:Prod Devel Lab

Course number: SAP-812
Prerequisite: n/a

INSEAD:Strat 4 Prd & Srvc Dev

Course number: SAP-811
Prerequisite: n/a

Industrial Design Research

3

This course focuses on the information gathering, study, and analysis that product designers do to inspire and inform themselves at the start of, and during, the design process.

Course number: PRD-404
Prerequisite: Take PRD-215, Product Design 4 -AND- must be 5th Term or higher

Innovating Medical Devices

Course number: PRD-458
Prerequisite: Take HSOC-458

Internship Portfolio

The goal of this course is to help you build a portfolio for getting an internship. The material we cover will form a foundation for the 8th Term Portfolio course. In that course, you will take what you've done here, revise it, and in addition, form a strategy for your job search and for launching your career. Deliverables - At week 7, you will have a complete and finished internship portfolio which shows four or more of your best projects. You will show complete process for three projects: finished models and presentation renderings plus the problem-solving process by which you arrived at the final design. The fourth (or additional) projects, may be shown in summary form. You will produce a web portfolio, OR a PDF document (maximum 5 mb, can be zipped) for attaching to an email. You could use content management services (CMSs) like http://cargocollective.com/ which is free, or http://www.squarespace.com/ which costs money, but has an easy-to-use interface or you can take John Chambers' web portfolio course to learn how to create a portfolio - just remember that his class is 14 weeks, while I will want you to have a completed on-line portfolio by week 7. We will accomplish the portfolio design in a step-by-step process: 1 choose the projects you want to show 2 re-frame what you want to communicate with each project 3 storyboard, page by page, how you will communicate that information 4 design a portfolio format 5 produce portfolio page layouts 6 upload to web & test on various computers

Course number: PRD-422
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro Wearable Product Design

3

For students Interested in wearables, soft goods and fashion as seen through the product design lens. Project topics include: bags, footwear, fashion and functional apparel. Projects focus on all the stages of the product design process: brainstorming, trend research, market research, fashion/product sketching, form/material experimentation, and problem solving with the final goal to create a finished mock up. Beginners welcome. In-class discussions will cover careers and opportunities.

Course number: PRD-178
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Apparel Patternmaking

Instructor will demonstrate how to drape a muslin of a basic woman's top with inset sleeves and transfer it to paper to create a flat pattern. Term project involves working from commercial patterns of the student's choice. Students will learn how to adapt patterns to create new designs and adjust for fit to specific measurements. Students will need to buy their own commercial patterns and fabric. Access to a sewing machine is required. Students can check out a machine from the Sewing Lab for the entire term.

Course number: PRD-179
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Digital Production

Our industries are being disrupted by the convergence of ground breaking digital tools (computational design, machine learning, real time raytracing), exponential manufacturing technologies (new methods of make, additive manufacturing, 3D printing) and shifting consumer expectations (sustainable product made just for me, available right now). What does all this mean for our creativity ? How can we leverage these new tools and processes to create truly innovative products and experiences ? In this course, we will explore a number of tools that have the potential of transforming the way we create and bring ideas to life. Let me know if you need any additional information.

Course number: TDS-326A
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to Digital Wearables

3

This course will focus on creating digital apparel + accessories, developing digital patterns, soft-good rendering, and visualizing digital presentation. Students will mainly focus on learning CLO 3D and creating apparel and accessories in different methods/digital platforms. The final goal of the class is to build 3D objects in different programs, combine and render them in Keyshot.

Course number: PRD-376
Prerequisite: Take PRD-205, 3D Modeling

Intro to Fiber Arts

3

Intro to Fiber Arts This intensive skills-based course will introduce you to a range of techniques associated with fiber arts, including the basics of crochet, knitting, frame-loom weaving, natural dyeing, and hand- and machine-sewing. Through readings and discussions, you will learn how artists who work with fiber address issues around process and material, as well as ideas around labor, value, sexual politics, political activism, and consider the ever-shifting relationship between craft and art. In addition to hands-on learning, there will be class discussions around reading materials from curators, artists, and academics on various aspects of fiber art. Estimated cost of supplies: $100 (minimum). No prerequisite.

Course number: PRD-415
Prerequisite: n/a

Intro to zBrush for W&SG

3

This class is for product design students that are focused on strengthening their CAD modeling skills specifically for soft goods and wearables. The software package zBrush is most robust for these types of CAD models, for this class specifically models that require a more sculptural approach, more robust representation and manipulation of cloth, flexible materials and human centered design concepts. This intro class will teach the students the zBrush interface, basic modeling and rendering features focused on product design needs. This includes but is not limited to: footwear, clothing, soft and hard good accessories. The class will cover methods to export files for rapid prototyping and rendering (e.g. keyshot). Students will do several mini-projects with one final.

Course number: PRD-477
Prerequisite: Take PRD-205, 3D Modeling 1

Introduction to KeyShot

3

This is an elective course that will help students acquire rendering techniques and skills in KeyShot to more effectively communicate their designs and ideas in a compelling and believable way. This course is open to all levels and majors; no previous KeyShot experience is required. Previous experience or classes in CAD/SolidWorks, and product design is a plus but not required. This course will cover the basics of KeyShot workflow, materials, textures, lighting, and KeyShot animation. Projects will be focused on grasping the functionality of all features, workflow techniques, and achieving photorealism. The first 10 weeks will revolve around rendering still images while the last 4 weeks will be focused on creating animated videos. This class will meet once per week for instruction and discussion on the class topics, in-class assignments, and one-on-one breakout sessions. Projects will use given models and assets for recreating an image and animation inspired by photo real images. Students can also use their own CAD models if they so choose.

Course number: PRD-208
Prerequisite: Must be 2nd Term or above

IxD for Consumer Products

This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to develop interactive products that have both significant physical and virtual aspects. Students learn how to identify a viable concept, research that concept for market opportunities, identify a viable target audience and how they would likely utilize such a product, transform that information into a usable and compelling interactive device design, and present that design in a clear, efficient, accurate, and compelling manner.

Course number: PRD-317
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-254, ID Graphics

Jacuzzi Sponsored Studio

3

Jacuzzi seeks a forward-thinking approach and fresh design perspective to envision (and name) Brand Z, a new collection of products and services designed to meet the needs of younger consumers. This challenge includes conceptualization of core brand identity and expression, products and services. You will also explore and create the consumer experience from the online/in-store purchase to installation. Join us and help bring Jacuzzi to a new audience through making every home's hot-tub experience even more appealing, affordable and fun!

Course number: TDS-310A
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Keyshot Rendering & Animation

3

This is an elective course that will help students master rendering techniques in KeyShot to more effectively communicate their designs and ideas in a compelling and believable way. This course is open to all medium to advanced term levels and majors; previous experience or classes in CAD/SolidWorks, photography, and product design is a plus but not required. This course will cover the basics of KeyShot workflow, advanced materials, textures, lighting settings, photorealism and animation techniques. Projects will range from recreating an image with supplied models and assets to making photoreal images and animations of your own 3D models in your own style - which you will have the opportunity to explore in this class. Pre-req is 3D modeling 1 or by permission from product design department.

Course number: PRD-308
Prerequisite: Take PRD-205, 3D Modeling 1

Kidmania

3

Kidmania is a TDS course that is ideal for students who want to design products, entertainment properties, artwork, games, apps, environments, or write and illustrate books for kids. Students learn about child development and culture as applied to the design process. During the class students will develop several concepts based on class topics then choose an area of interest for their own personal project to focus on in depth for the final. Key content covered in the class includes: Research methods, the design process, branding, materials and safety, developmental stages, physical development, social and emotional development, cognitive development, play, media and technology, education, entertainment, edutainment, children's spaces, generation alpha and Z experience, and kids & consumerism. Required text: Designing for Kids: Creating for playing, learning, and growing. Krystina Castella

Course number: TDS-386A
Prerequisite: n/a

Kidmania

Kidmania: Designing for playing learning and growing is a TDS course that teaches students about child development and culture as applied to the design process. With a focus on interpreting psychological, sociological and anthropological research students will learn how to apply selected topics from the class to their own work and create a final project and presentation on their project. This course is ideal for students who want to design products, entertainment properties, artwork, games, apps, environments, or write and illustrate books for kids. Key content covered in the class includes: The history of childhood, thought leaders, research methods to use with kids, the design process, materials and safety considerations, developmental stages, physical development, psychological development, emotional development, social development, cognitive development, language development, cultural differences, global issues, education, entertainment, edutainment, the generation Z experience, and kids & consumerism. Throughout the class there will be weekly lectures, readings, writing and design exercises, and class discussion. During the class students will: - Gather research, from texts, journals, trend sources, and articles and choose an area of interest for more in depth focus. - Engage in on-on-one interviews with individuals who are child development, children's culture and designing for children experts - Participate in field trips to children's museums and schools where students will observe and work with children to enhance their projects. - Apply selected topics learned in the course to a project of their choosing.

Course number: TDS-386
Prerequisite: n/a

Launch Prep

LAUNCH PREP, open to all ArtCenter Majors, is a mid-degree studio class for aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, investors, inventors, makers, founders and strategists. This course will align your core prototyping skills, startup development tools and business expertise, helping you build a repeatable formula to validate and launch new businesses and ventures. Existing concepts and projects are welcome but not required in this team-based, interdisciplinary experience. Topics covered include: tactical research, in-person interviews, customer discovery, market analysis, financial strategy, intellectual property and scale with a materials and supplies stipend to cover expenses.* This class will help you build a practical plan with key milestones to grow your startup or business goals during your remaining terms at ArtCenter. *Stipends of up to $1,500 available per team to cover materials and supplies for prototyping. Application required. Prerequisites: one intro/studio entrepreneurship or business class. Final projects must be scalable and focused on social impact. Questions: Robbie.nock@artcenter.edu. REGISTRATION DEADLINE WEEK 12.

Course number: PRD-419
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term and above

Life Without Plastic

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, EXPO, Elmers, Coleman, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, First Alert, etc. In this studio you will focus on new thinking around alternative materials and plastic replacements, the closed recycling and reuse loop with special emphasis on creating new alternatives to plastics use in new product offerings by inventing new brands or redefining existing brands. These companies MUST compete and disrupt / or grow current Newell Brands divisional areas of focus.

Course number: TDS-393B
Prerequisite: Must be 5 Term or higher

Mastering KeyShot Rend & Anim

3

This is an elective course that will help students master rendering techniques in KeyShot to more effectively communicate their designs and ideas in a compelling and believable way. This course is open to all majors; previous experience in KeyShot is required. Previous experience or classes in CAD/SolidWorks, photography, and product design is also required, unless instructor judges CAD competency based on a case by case basis. This course will cover how to optimize your KeyShot workflow, advanced materials, textures, and lighting, photorealism, and animation techniques. This class will dive deep into creating more compelling compositions in KeyShot, advanced materials, and material/texture creation. The first several weeks will be focused on improving skills for rendering still images (including Photoshop tips), while the majority latter weeks will focus on animation in KeyShot - introducing other software tools (such as Premiere, Blender, and iMovie). This class will meet once per week for instruction and discussion on the class topics, in-class assignments, and one-on-one breakout sessions. Projects will range from recreating an image with given models and assets to making photo real images and animations of your own 3D models in your own style.

Course number: PRD-328
Prerequisite: Take PRD-205, 3D Modeling 1 -OR- PRD-204, Rhino: Basic Product Creation -OR- PRD-477, Intro to Zbrush for Wearables & Soft Goods -OR- INT-241, Rhino Modeling and Surfacing

Mobility for All

This studio will explore how we should/could transport ourselves and/or others from one point to another in an efficient and innovative manner while also considering the cost to the planet & ourselves be it for practical means or entertainment. Students will begin with producing individual proposals that will then lead to arriving at new definitions of mobility supported by concise research, user scenarios, why, what purpose, where, how, what is tasked, what is taxed, etc. Based on a clear statement of intent designs will pursued through varying stages to a presentable form dependent on the complexity of the problem. The goal will be to improve our means of getting around while reducing the cost & affect of doing so. Projects resulting from this course will have an opportunity to enter the 2016 Michelin Design Challenge: Mobility for All: Designing for the Next Frontier.

Course number: PRD-431
Prerequisite: n/a

Model Construction 1

This course is the foundation that provides students the capability to represent their concepts three dimensionally.

Course number: PRD-103
Prerequisite: n/a

Moodboards As Design Process

3

MOODBOARDS AS DESIGN PROCESS Responding to new market needs, using creative visual language to communicate strategy and ideas. The future calls for greater responsibility, community and locality, the role of 'designer' must evolve to address the fast-growing demands of global markets. Using mood-boards as a strategy for communication, students are asked to respond to a new set of needs: re-defining and re-thinking the meaning, manifestation and experience of objects and environments in everyday life. Students will choose one topic and take a deep dive into understanding the shift toward a new way of living, proposing innovative solutions through relevancy, materiality and engagement. Each mood-board will be translated both in analog form (exploring physical representation (eg. model) / interpretation of their topic) and digital form (exploring a screen-based representation of their topic).

Course number: PRD-322
Prerequisite: Must be 4th Term or higher

Moving Parts

3

Through research in various historical, theoretical, and practice based methodologies, students in this class will design and build their own mechanical toy. This course is a technical workshop guiding each student as they create and problem solve mechanical movements to serve the aesthetic concerns in their own work. We will take a look at some historical and cultural context about the uses of automata/mechanisms across history and relevant contemporary works. By analyzing and discussing these various works, each student will develop their own ideas for the unique mechanical object they will create in the course. One will see how a rotational movement can be manipulated into other simultaneous types of directional movements to serve your object's function. Deliverables consist of: thematic mini-assignments (both theoretical and physical), a research notebook with sketches/notes/ideas, and a final project consisting of a physical working object with a detailed overview of the process. Familiarity with shop tools and laser cutter is preferred.

Course number: PRD-222
Prerequisite: Must be 3rd Term or higher

Open Innovation

Course number: PRD-306
Prerequisite: Take PRD-350, 6th Term Review Take PRD-215, Product Design 4

PENSOLE Footwear Design

2-week 3-unit course in Portland hosted by PENSOLE Academy. Footwear design intensive, understanding of process and industry, professional development and networking. The longer description on our website reads: This special 2-week intensive is a partnership between the Product Design department and the PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, led by founder D'Wayne Edwards. This educational partnership reflects the growing concentration of "wearables + soft goods" in Product Design at ArtCenter and the commitment to enabling students to have the most meaningful industry-driven experiences as they build their skills. PENSOLE was created to provide students with the knowledge that is required to become professional footwear designers. Through a rigorous "do by learning" curriculum, students are mentored by an instructional staff comprised of both cutting-edge professional designers and established footwear design leaders. Students will be exposed to all aspects of footwear design and will be taught how to develop projects from idea to final concept. In addition, they will receive training in time management, networking, and visual and verbal presentation skills.

Course number: PRD-280
Prerequisite: n/a

PENSOLE Footwear Design Wksp

PENSOLE is an innovative footwear design class that teaches students the knowledge needed to become a professional footwear designer and future design leader through a rigorous "learn by doing" curriculum. Students selected to participate in this unique two-week summer program [in Portland, Oregon] will attend this single / full time course and will focus on such industry skills as conceptual development, design process, materials, innovation, business, and branding. Every student will walk away from this unique PENSOLE experience with an exceptional project they are proud of and that is ready to be shared with potential employers, fellow designers, and the world. The ultimate goal is to drive and influence the footwear industry on a global scale, through innovation, while building confidence and creativity. Pre-Req: by application only, managed by Karen Hofmann, Chair, Product Design Co-req: none

Course number: PRD-880
Prerequisite: n/a

Package Des 1: Des Principles

3

This course provides a broad overview of essential packaging design basics, including materials, production methods, and experimental investigation.

Course number: PRD-441
Prerequisite: INT-152 Design 2: Structure and Color OR INT-165 Design Fundamentals 2

Package Des 3: Interactive Sys

PKG Design 3 focuses on one advanced packaging system involving the retail consumer experience utilizing interactive strategies. The process and methodologies used to innovate and create extensive packaging systems complete with retail merchandising experiences to promote the brand, it's product offerings and story will be key in how one develops, strengthens defines a marketing and brand strategy. Through considered and thoughtful assessment of a brands global equity and portfolio needs, you will learn to influence, persuade and sell the packaging strategy through advanced audit, manufacturing, sustainability, evaluation & presentation techniques. Sub-branding, Co-branding, global considerations, and retail systems such as end caps, counter tops, freestanding retail and interactive displays will add to the understanding of the complete packaging & branded experience.

Course number: PRD-307
Prerequisite: n/a

Package Design 2: Brand Sys

3

This elective course focuses on packaging systems as relevant branding mechanisms in contemporary consumer packaging design and development. Students will be exposed to creative concepting as it relates to strategic planning and thinking appropriate to the client?s goals and intent as well as the market in which the client is positioned. Additional emphasis will be placed on developing students ability to conduct meaningful research and analysis. Students will address projects involving the revitalization of existing brands as well as creating a brand image vis-224-vis a product, identity and subsequent packaging applications within a cogent marketing program.

Course number: PRD-442
Prerequisite: Take PRD-215, Product Design 4 Take PRD-441 Package Des 1: Des Principles Take PRD-254 ID Graphics

Package Design 3

3

PKG Design 3 focuses on one advanced packaging system involving the retail consumer experience utilizing interactive strategies. The process and methodologies used to innovate and create extensive packaging systems complete with retail merchandising experiences to promote the brand, it's product offerings and story will be key in how one develops, strengthens defines a marketing and brand strategy. Through considered and thoughtful assessment of a brands global equity and portfolio needs, you will learn to influence, persuade and sell the packaging strategy through advanced audit, manufacturing, sustainability, evaluation & presentation techniques. Sub-branding, Co-branding, global considerations, and retail systems such as end caps, counter tops, freestanding retail and interactive displays will add to the understanding of the complete packaging & branded experience.

Course number: PRD-312
Prerequisite: Take PRD-215, Product Design 4 AND Take PRD-254, ID Graphics AND Take Package Design 2: Brand Sys

Package Design 4

This senior studio course will build upon the skills from Package Design 1-3. Advanced use of materials, interactive branding and spatial/environmental retail skills will be implemented. The final deliverable will be portfolio-quality.

Course number: PRD-402
Prerequisite: Take PRD-350, 6th Term Review

Portfolio

This course is designed to prepare students for the job search. Students will produce a professional looking portfolio and self-promotional materials, and learn essential communication skills and strategies.

Course number: PRD-454
Prerequisite: PRD-350, 6th Term Review

Prod Dsgn for Developing World

In collaboration with Cal Tech's E/ME 105, Product Design for the Developing World. This course emphasizes products for the Developing World - for those people at the bottom of the pyramid. The current focus is on India. The class teaches product design methodologies informed by the special circumstances of the customers. Technologies are often indigenous or local and not "high tech". Issues of sustainability in the business sense as well as the engineering sense are included, as are cultural concerns. We articularly emphasize ultra-low cost manufacturing as well as ergonomic design. Prototyping is an important part of the course with the second quarter devoted to building and testing engineering prototypes in India. The class is characterized by mixed international teams in collaboration with St Gits University in Kerala, India. All lectures are teleconferenced between both locations. To further broaden the experience, students from Art Center College of Design also participate. Some students will go on a pre-trip to India in early September to meet their future teammates and perform research on peoples' needs, choosing potential issues to address when the class commences, though this is not a requirement. Cal Tech Instructor: Pickar.

Course number: PRD-216
Prerequisite: n/a

Prod Dsgn for Developing World

In collaboration with Cal Tech's E/ME 105A, Product Design for the Developing World. This course emphasizes products for the Developing World - for those people at the bottom of the pyramid. The current focus is on India. The class teaches product design methodologies informed by the special circumstances of the customers. Technologies are often indigenous or local and not "high tech". Issues of sustainability in the business sense as well as the engineering sense are included, as are cultural concerns. We articularly emphasize ultra-low cost manufacturing as well as ergonomic design. Prototyping is an important part of the course with the second quarter devoted to building and testing engineering prototypes in India. The class is characterized by mixed international teams in collaboration with St Gits University in Kerala, India. All lectures are teleconferenced between both locations. To further broaden the experience, students from Art Center College of Design also participate. Some students will go on a pre-trip to India in early September to meet their future teammates and perform research on peoples' needs, choosing potential issues to address when the class commences, though this is not a requirement. Cal Tech Instructor: Pickar.

Course number: PRD-216A
Prerequisite: n/a

Prod Dsgn for Developing World

In collaboration with Cal Tech's E/ME 105A, Product Design for the Developing World. This course emphasizes products for the Developing World - for those people at the bottom of the pyramid. The current focus is on India. The class teaches product design methodologies informed by the special circumstances of the customers. Technologies are often indigenous or local and not "high tech". Issues of sustainability in the business sense as well as the engineering sense are included, as are cultural concerns. We articularly emphasize ultra-low cost manufacturing as well as ergonomic design. Prototyping is an important part of the course with the second quarter devoted to building and testing engineering prototypes in India. The class is characterized by mixed international teams in collaboration with St Gits University in Kerala, India. All lectures are teleconferenced between both locations. To further broaden the experience, students from Art Center College of Design also participate. Some students will go on a pre-trip to India in early September to meet their future teammates and perform research on peoples' needs, choosing potential issues to address when the class commences, though this is not a requirement. Cal Tech Instructor: Pickar.

Course number: PRD-216B
Prerequisite: n/a

Product Analysis

It is important for I.D. students to have an intuitive understanding of how products function in various ways in order that design solutions be intelligent. For this class each student is required to select a product which is then taken apart,the constituents analyzed,information recorded, and then it is reassembled. The wide range of products examined provides useful information and understanding of things from motors to materials. Deliverables consist of a notebook of research material, sketches and notes of the process plus one large exploded view drawing of the product that was examined. Making Things Work It is one thing to have an idea and it is quite another to make it work. Students in this class are assigned a goal, governed by a set of rules, that require building a device to accomplish it. Deliverables are a built thing and a notebook of sketches Illustrating the thought process.

Course number: IDFN-134
Prerequisite: n/a

Product Capstone Project

3

The Product Design Capstone studio is the last of three advanced product design courses; In this course, students will develop a final project employing the skills they have mastered to date as well continuing to develop skills they still need. The Capstone studio is primarily a self-guided studio with focus on decision making, communication, and creating products that are functionally and aesthetically relevant for the identified customer. Students will work on establishing the business context and developing a go-to-market strategy and/or brand strategy for their project. The course will require the creation of a final tech pack and/or style guide. Advanced storytelling and narrative skills will be taught and mastered as well as the integration of sustainable design where feasible.

Course number: PRD-455
Prerequisite: Take PRD-422, Internship Portfolio

Product Design 1

3

Product Design 1 offers an introduction to the design process from basic research through to mock-ups. It is a foundational level design course focused on developing iterative design skills for creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking primarily through hand sketching and physical model making. This course will provide an experiential entry to design through hands on material exploration, Orthographic Drawings and making and testing of design concepts. It will also touch upon resources and techniques for research and analysis, as well as communication and presentation of design ideas using visual and verbal tools.

Course number: PRD-151
Prerequisite: n/a

Product Design 2

This is an introductory level product design course that focuses on a single comprehensive industrial design project. The project and course instruction will introduce students to problem-solving and form development exploration, as they relate to "form-follows-function" Industrial Design protocols. Students will strengthen their use of the design process and develop more advanced prototyping skills to test and prove out concepts. Instruction about and practice of storytelling and presentation skills will be covered as well. Students are expected to document their process and work throughout the term.

Course number: PRD-201
Prerequisite: Take PRD-150, 2nd Term Review concurrently Take PRD-151, Product Design 1 and HWRI-101, Writing Studio: Intensive or HWRI-102, Writing Studio, or pass the Writing Proficiency Exam

Product Design 3

This is an intermediate level product design course that will focus on human centered design principles by strengthening foundational design skills used in professional practice to generate a product/solutions that improve performance around a task(s) or desired outcome. Students will learn to utilize multiple research methods, critical thinking and trial and error to develop, test and refine product solutions. Heavy emphasis will be on rapid prototyping and role playing testing to facilitate decision making. Students will compare their final solutions to existing solutions in order to identify the benefits and advantages they have developed. Students are expected to document their process and work throughout the term.

Course number: PRD-251
Prerequisite: PRD-201 Product Design 2

Product Design 3 Lab

This is a companion Research & Design Lab that is offered parallel to Product Desiogn 3. This is needed to have a foundation in design research methodologies and processes. In the later weeks of the term, it will be an opportunity to get help with design refinements, modeling, and presentation strategy. (0 Cr) Co-requisite: PRD-251

Course number: PRD-251L
Prerequisite: PRD-251 Product Design 3

Product Design 4

3

Product 4 / Design Innovation is an intermediate product design class with a focus on innovative thinking, concept development and presentation skills. Students will create a product and/or service design solution, employing the design process, focusing on user research, market and trends research, sustainable concept development, prototyping and testing for refinement and developing basic control drawings for prototyping. Appropriate form and functional development, CMF (color materials and finishes), packaging, sustainability strategy and control drawing development will be covered. The final deliverables include a high-quality appearance model (where appropriate), a video to explain the concept, control drawings or a digital framework for service applications and a deliverable that communicates the project's design process and scope.

Course number: PRD-215
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-251, Product Design 3

Product Design 5

3

The first of four advanced product design sections; this class will expose students to the complete design process from concept to production.

Course number: PRD-253
Prerequisite: PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-215, Product Design 4 -AND- PRD-254, ID Graphics

Product Design 6

3

Building upon the knowledge learned in Design for Sustainability I, this class will teach students how to investigate, develop and execute a specific design objective that provides solutions for sustainability. During the investigation phase, students will identify problems with current design practice and create a design statement based on their area of interest. Due to the complexity of the subject matter, students are encouraged (but not required) to form transdisciplinary teams of 2-3. Teach team will develop strategies for implementing goals by critically analyzing entire lifecycles, including raw materials, manufacturing, consumer behavior an disposal. This 145lifecycle design146 method will inform all steps of the design process. Once students identify appropriate areas of innovation, they will apply their strategies to their design statement and develop a compelling presentation that includes a physical model, a systems solution, a business model, a user scenario a proof of concept and a complete process tree.

Course number: PRD-277
Prerequisite: Take HSCI-251, Design for Sustainability Take PRD-253, Product 5; -AND- PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-215, Product Design 4

Product Design 7

3

Through in-class exercises, guest lectures and a full-term project you will learn how to harmonize designs ability to create value with a business ability to capture value. You will also develop an awareness of the entire product-business ecosystem, how to increase your influence and bring your ideas to market.

Course number: PRD-426
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review PRD-350, 6th Term Review -AND- PRD-215, Product Design 4

Product Design 8 Lab

This is a companion Lab that is offered parallel to Product Design 8. This is needed to ensure additional class hours in preparation for Product Design 8 for graduating students. 0 credits. Co-requisite: PRD-455.

Course number: PRD-455L
Prerequisite: Take PRD-455, Product Design 8 concurrently

Product Development

Terminal design studio for Product Design majors requiring a ?thesis? project of the student's choosing, and a short multimedia final presentation in addition to 2D and 3D deliverables.

Course number: PRD-452
Prerequisite: Take PRD-354 or PRD-353 Adv Product Design 3 Take PRD-410

Product Grad Seminar

Product Grad Seminar is specifically designed for graduated Product students to have access to school facilities and services in support of finishing their capstone project. Access will be coordinated with our facilities team in a safe and staggered schedule. Students will need to communicate with their department a specific list of projects and identify the specific resources you need to complete your work.

Course number: PRD-491
Prerequisite: n/a

Product Prototype Process 1

3

Introduction to the ArtCenter Technical Skills model shop and 3 Dimensional design development (model making). Instruction includes shop safety, types of materials, power equipment and hand tool usage, fabrication skills, mold making, casting, detailing and finishing. This class emphasizes hand skills, proper and safe process, accuracy and craftsmanship. Demonstrations of model shop equipment are given by model shop staff; successful completion of all tool demonstrations is required for use of the model shop facility.

Course number: IDFN-102
Prerequisite: n/a

Product Prototype Process 2

3

Product Prototype Process 2 Based on the foundation knowledge from 3D Fundamentals-1, you will experience design and fabrication projects using stock materials and standard shop methods. Fabrication planning and time management skills will be reinforced for your successful completion of this course. An introduction to the industrial clay medium and techniques will provide you with a basic knowledge of the clay model making process and a foundation to create and develop clay models of your designs. This course will explore basic principals of form development while reinforcing your understanding of 2D to 3D design translation, presented in a finished, painted hard model.

Course number: IDFN-152
Prerequisite: Take IDFN-102, 3D Fundamentals 1

Product VFX

3

Product VFX is a technical class that focuses on the digital tools necessary for advanced ID design / rendering. Different digital tools/processes will also be explored in this class. Artistic experimentation is encouraged within the framework of visual cohesiveness and communication.

Course number: PRD-336
Prerequisite: Take PRD-256, Visual Communication 4

Prof Prep & Grad Review

This class will prepare your portfolio for review, prepare you for the graduation show and cover an overview and discussion of the following topics: 1.Principles of Design Leadership and Being a Leader 2.Principles of Design Project Management 3.Planning a Project 4.Managing a Project 5.Being an Effective Leader to Lead a Project Team 6.Project Organization 7.Starting a Design Career 8. Prepare your portfolio for industry review 9. Prepare Strategy and Execute Grad Show.

Course number: PRD-480
Prerequisite: Take PRD-422, internship Portfolio

Professional Preparation

3

This class provides an overview and discussion of the following topics: 1.Principles of Design Leadership and Being a Leader 2.Principles of Design Project Management 3.Planning a Project 4.Managing a Project 5.Being an Effective Leader to Lead a Project Team 6.Project Organization 7.Starting a Design Career with Your First 145Launch Pad146 Job

Course number: PRD-461
Prerequisite: Take PRD-350, 6th Term Review

Professional Preparatn (wkshp)

0

The role of the designer has evolved significantly over the last 3-5 years. It is critical for graduating design students to identify specific personal and professional goals in order to create a concise career strategy and have a strong voice in a competitive marketplace. Building on The Design Professional and The Business of Design, this class involves a series of workshops and guest speakers focusing on how to be an effective leader in collaborative teams, creative environments, corporate organizations and start-up culture. Students will also learn and apply techniques to better prepare them for entry into the professional world, including finding and expressing personal voice, refining final portfolio and collateral materials, effective interview strategies, and preparing for graduation (including Graduation Show). 0 Credits.

Course number: PRD-061
Prerequisite: Take PRD-350, 6th Term Review

Prototype: Hack. Code. Repeat

3

Prototype: Hack. Code. Repeat. Is a class to learn electronics, prototyping, and code to bring interactive devices off the drawing board and into the real world. Students will build a foundation in technology literacy by exploring digital electronics, sensors and microcontrollers through hands on experimentation with open source hardware and software. Applications and areas of interest include: IoT devices, embedded computing, robotics, control systems and more.

Course number: PRD-236
Prerequisite: n/a

Rhino: Basic Product Creation

3

Rhino is a powerful CAD tool used by a wide variety of industry professionals. This course is open to those students wishing to learn how to use the program in order to produce 3-D printed parts. This is a beginner's class and no prior knowledge of 3-D CAD is necessary. You will access the user interface tools, build solid models and prepare the models for 3-D printing. The program is friendly to many other CAD platforms and is useful in translating over 30 file types, making it a valuable option when creating products. Your will be expected to show your work through the files you make and the parts you have printed. Instructional videos will be offered during the class.

Course number: PRD-204
Prerequisite: n/a

SMPL x DSGN

3

SMPL is a trans-disciplinary design consultancy that tackles complex problems with innovative and original solutions. We are made up of experts in product design, interaction design and graphic design. Over the next 14 weeks we will break into teams and take on 5 clients, each bringing a unique set of design challenges. Though we may be working on different projects, we will develop a shared approach to design and problem solving. Together we will build an inspiring portfolio of products and systems that are intuitive, effective and simple by design.

Course number: TDS-456
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

SMPLxDSGN Launch

3

This is a continuation class for students who have completed SMPLxDSGN mock studio, who wish to continue working on their projects beyond the single term. In this class, students will have the space to take their previously completed projects to the next level, and receive more focused coaching in an effort toward their goals. Objectives may include but is not limited to (1) prepare project for design competitions, (2) explore project for crowdfunding & launch, (3) polish project for portfolio, and (4) develop an alternative design direction not pursued in class.

Course number: TDS-456L
Prerequisite: Must be 5th Term or higher

Safe Ni?os - Research

OPPORTUNITY: Envision Charity Shop System Envision a system of thrift shops to support pediatric burn treatment. Nonprofit charity shops are a new phenomenon in Chile, and have a huge potential to raise funds to support free treatment, while building a community of socially engaged volunteers. Interdisciplinary student teams will propose real world solutions: . Retail: charity shop spatial design / furniture & lighting / pop-up shops . Branding & Marketing: promotion for customers, donors, volunteers . Systems & Strategy: supply chain for donations / online store MISSION: Free Pediatric Burn Treatment Partner with COANIQUEM, a leading nonprofit that provides free holistic treatment to children across Latin America who have survived severe burns. FIELD RESEARCH: 2 Weeks, Santiago, Chile Travel to COANIQUEM's pediatric burn center in Santiago, Chile, to understand their mission & research opportunities for charity retail

Course number: HSOC-805A
Prerequisite: Must have taken: HMN-100/HWRI-102 Writing Studio, or HMN-101/HWRI-101 Writing Studio Intensive, or Pass the Writing Placement Exam

Sewing Lab

3

Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use CMTEL home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. Heavy weight leathers will require the use of industrial sewing machines which are available to rent through sewing resources in the area or through the use of sample makers. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

Course number: PRD-278
Prerequisite: n/a

TestLab Berlin: Studio 1

TestlabBerlin is a sponsored studio abroad project. Projects utilize the city as a direct source for research, inspiration, and experimentation. One core faculty member will run the project for the entire semester, additionally there will be guest faculty/lecturers/guest critics in Berlin. Available to fifth term and above students by application, preferrably with Mediatecture experience. Students will experiment with new creative strategies for art and design production, which will be informed by responses from a European and American audience. This feedback process will be enabled both through traditional and social media and through in-person and secondary interaction with the audience. the resulting projects are cross-cultural in nature and dramatically broaden the creative horizon of all participants.

Course number: PRD-802A
Prerequisite: n/a

Testlab Berlin: Studio 2

TestlabBerlin is a sponsored studio abroad project. Projects utilize the city as a direct source for research, inspiration, and experimentation. One core faculty member will run the project for the entire semester, additionally there will be guest faculty/lecturers/guest critics in Berlin. Available to fifth term and above students by application, preferrably with Mediatecture experience. Students will experiment with new creative strategies for art and design production, which will be informed by responses from a European and American audience. This feedback process will be enabled both through traditional and social media and through in-person and secondary interaction with the audience. the resulting projects are cross-cultural in nature and dramatically broaden the creative horizon of all participants.

Course number: PRD-802B
Prerequisite: n/a

The UnClassroom

This elective course will involve students in the co-creation of a non-traditional class experience that will allow them to develop and communicate their creative identity.

Course number: PRD-259
Prerequisite: Must be 3rd Term or above

Toy Design

3

This class is designed to teach students basic skills and concepts necessary for the application of their product, illustration, and graphic work in the field of Toy Design. With a focus on play patterns and storytelling students will create a product concept or world of characters, plots and environments. From this concept or world they will design a line of marketable and manufacturable toys. Each week different aspects of product development are covered from the design and business perspective including developing a business plan, manufacturing and production strategies, marketing methods, financial planning, sales and contract negotiations. Outcomes: Students will: -Build a prototype and packaging for one design in the line. -Develop a professional licensing proposal to distribute to potential manufacturers. -Have a final exam on the business content of the class. Topics included in class Toy design: Play Patterns, validating toy concepts, character design and story building, style guides. Research: Toy industry, competitive products, intellectual property, focus groups Marketing: Distribution networks, marketing strategies, sales Modeling and prototyping: Materials selection, packaging design Manufacturing and production: Manufacturing process overview, working with vendors Financing: Sources of investment money, terms of the deal for licensing Intellectual property Character licensing, copyright, patent, and trademark Required texts: Toy and Game Inventors Handbook by Richard Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner

Course number: PRD-276
Prerequisite: n/a

Type 2: Structure

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: ILL-151
Prerequisite: FND/GPK/INT/ILL-111 Type 1 or INT/FND-203 Expressive Type

Type 2: Structure

Type 2 is a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of typography, with emphasis on the formal aspects of designing with typographic elements, and the responsibilities inherent in working with visible language.

Course number: PRD-154
Prerequisite: Take FND/GPK-111 Type 1

Type 3: Context

Students in Type3 will be able to: 1) Use content and context to determine typographic choices; 2) Reinforce and refine formal typographic skills; 3) Understand grid systems; 4) Work with complex text materials; 5) Develop type and image combination skills; 6) Develop analytical skills in relation to solving formal problems.

Course number: PRD-206
Prerequisite: n/a

Under Armour Sponsored Project

In this project you will create a brand-centric, authentic "Run Experience".This interdisciplinary approach will include footwear, apparel, retail space, visuals, packaging, etc. based on your team cohort. In addition to your instructors, you will be mentored by Under Armour teammates and have access to Under Armour running culture assets in Los Angeles. The final project deliverable will be a comprehensive presentation of team projects that represent the Under Armour Run Experience and will be presented to faculty and Under Armour teammates.

Course number: TDS-432B
Prerequisite: n/a

VR Modeling for Footwear

3

VR Modeling for Footwear will focus on digital footwear creation, digital material development, rendering and presentation storytelling. Primarily focused on Gravity Sketch, this course will also cover the basics of Substance a material authoring suite, and Keyshot for rendering. Experimentation across digital platforms will be pushed to explore a new way of creation and presentations.

Course number: PRD-258
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review

Viscom for Wearables

3

Draw from live male and female fashion models. Class drawing sessions will cover body proportion, drawing action, and detail studies of heads, hands and feet. Students will learn to illustrate clothing and accessories of all types and decorative embellishments. Projects will explore manual and digital fashion illustration methods with emphasis on illustrating fabric patterns, textures and drape. The course will also include an introduction to fashion trend research and its use of fashion illustration for Look Books. Multi-level course, beginners to figure drawing are welcome. Open to all majors.

Course number: PRD-472
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Communication 1

3

Introduction into the basic principles of ID sketching. Key points of focus will be on perspective, visualization of 3D forms, and the familiarization of basic ID mediums. Students will visualize and sketch geometric forms (i.e. cubes, cylinders, spheres, and cones), and implement building blocks into their design language.

Course number: PRD-102
Prerequisite: n/a

Visual Communication 2

3

This class focuses on descriptive product sketching while drawing with line economy, sketch composition, color and contrast. This course brings together all the skills and media from the foundation Vis Comm classes and applies them to the skill of design visualization.

Course number: PRD-152
Prerequisite: PRD-102 Visual Communication 1

Visual Communication 3

3

Vis Com 3 focuses on dynamic sketching techniques to effectively communicate design concepts. Emphasis is on the development of vivd freehand drawing skills and the ideation process. Assignments range from visualizing products with simple geometry to complex industrial shapes and organic forms. Additional topics include user scenarios, storytelling, creative exploration, aesthetics and craftsmanship.

Course number: PRD-202
Prerequisite: PRD 152/IDF-152/IDFN-151 Visual Communication 2

Visual Communication 4

3

Review of Photoshop tools and processes of rapid rendering. Students will be taught how to use basic brushes, layer effects, sketching in Photoshop, and shortcuts. Assignments will include how to sketch products, render materials,lighting, and graphics.

Course number: PRD-256
Prerequisite: PRD-202, Visual Communication 3

Visual Communication 5

3

The Visual Communication 5 course is built on finding and using the best methods for effectively communicating an idea to a target audience. Methods such as freehand sketching and rendering using traditional media such as marker, pen, watercolor, and pencil to digital means such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools will be used throughout the course; Other non-traditional means such as paper prototyping, wireframing, keynote/powerpoint, and cloud based services will also be covered.

Course number: PRD-302
Prerequisite: Take PRD-200, 3rd Term Review -AND- PRD-252 or PRD-256, Visual Communication 4

Visual Communication 6

3

Vis Com 6 is an industry-level, presentation, and storytelling class. It focuses on how to visually communicate your projects and process succinctly through various techniques other than sketching and rendering.Techniques include the use of graphics, photography, videography, 3D rendering, and motion in order to convey considered stories of your work and you. Throughout the term, you will learn how to best utilize these techniques to showcase your work in an exciting and emotionally compelling way on your website and in presentation decks. This will be done for the purpose of learning targeted storytelling, creating a unique point of view for each of your projects, and connecting with peers and professionals in preparation for internships, design awards, and, eventually, full-time positions.

Course number: PRD-352
Prerequisite: PRD-256, Visual Communication 4

Wearables

Explore wearable technology through research, concepting and prototyping. From devices to skins, and medical to expressionistic, we will investigate what it means to put technology on the body, and generate ideas for why and how. Students should expect to experiment and prototype at multiple levels: functionality/behavior, materiality/fabrication and test deployment. We will be sewing, building circuits, and programming; previous experience in any of these is a plus. BY PETITION ONLY: Interested students should submit 1 paragraph (max 150 words) describing their vision of and interest in wearable technologies and 3 portfolio examples of wearable or interactive projects, to Danielle.ferrer@artcenter.edu.

Course number: TDS-403
Prerequisite: Take PRD-278, Sewing Lab

Wearables: Material Futures

3

This course explores the frontiers in the development, use and manufacture of new materials for wearables and soft goods. New textiles are being developed all the time so this course will offer new topics as they arise. Through lecture and in-class material exploration students will learn about the advances in 3-D printing, bio-grown materials, wearable tech, digital printed imagery, and a whole host of other new methods in development. Through access to ArtCenter Shop facilities and Sewing Lab resources, students will research, innovate and create samples of new experimental textile materials. A full term Research Book will be required with research, notes, sketches, photographs and material samples students create.

Course number: PRD-476
Prerequisite: n/a