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Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold by a business to its customers. This free online course introduces the principles and concepts of product design.
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Learning outcomes: - Understand principles and concepts of design and designing; - Learn about using models in the design process; - Learn about product concepts; - Learn about product prototypes; - Learn about the Product Design Specification;
|Module 1: Design and Designing|
|Module 2: Models of the Design Process|
|Module 3: Conceptual Design|
|Module 4: Case Study in Design and Innovation|
|Module 5: Product Design Specification|
|Module 6: Product Design|
|Module 7: Product Design Assessment|
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|Course Title||Product Design|
|Course Description|| Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold by a business to its customers. This free online course introduces the principles and concepts of product design. You will learn about heuristic problem-solving, the usefulness of design models, taking the design from concept to prototype, and understanding the product design specification. The free course also looks at case studies in design and innovation. It will be of great interest to design and business professionals who would like to learn more about product design and its role in business development, and to learners who are interested in how products are designed. As new technologies emerge that give more and more people access to capability within the area of product design, understanding the basic theory of product design might be a great first step to an interesting new career!
|License||This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:|
|Release Date||11 February 2013|
|Course Duration (Avg Learner)||2-3 Hours|
|Age appropriateness||16+ Years|
|Minimum Grade/Class Level||Post-Secondary|
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