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Product Design


Product Design

Product Design

Learn about product design and its role in business.


Students: 4,872
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.
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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!

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Learning Outcomes

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;


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Module Title
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 # 431
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 9
Content Origin
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Matthew Dolinka United States of America Provided a good introduction to product design. Good examples. 2014-12-14 00:12:06
  • Prathamesh Belapurkar India very good a lot of theory good way to refresh our thoughts 2014-12-11 22:12:19
  • Cordelle Wilson United States of America Great comprehensive course on Product design. I learned a lot about different stages and models used for the design concept process. 2014-12-05 23:12:57
  • George Kinuthia Kenya Very informative introduction 2014-12-01 12:12:29
  • Rizwan Ansari Pakistan Very useful outlined course 2014-11-20 15:11:24
  • Sam Greene United States of America It was informative 2014-11-03 02:11:34
  • Candice Martin United States of America Very interesting. The different models were a new concept to me. 2014-08-06 15:08:00
  • madhusudhan .veera India Its is an informative and good narration about the product design. Provides relevant details with examples. nice course. 2014-05-13 11:05:39
  • Vijay Ranganathan India It was a great learning. I learnt a lot about design and I improved more knowledge by taking this course. I am thankful for the provider to teach me more about Product Design. 2014-05-01 09:05:31
  • sara arbelaez Colombia I am quite satisfied with this course, as Industrial Designer I recommend this course to my colleagues and those who work on designing. 2014-04-30 04:04:48
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Free, Online Product Design Course.