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Product Design - Revised

Manufacturing
Free Course
Learn more about product design and prototypes, and its role in business
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

Description

Outcome

Certification

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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 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 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

After completing the Product Design course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss the concept of design.
  • Discuss how you characterise good design.
  • Discuss building a simple model of design.
  • Recognize and discuss different models of design.
  • Recognize the concept of a design space.
  • Discuss the process of concept to prototype in designing.
  • Discuss how different design concepts lead to competing products.
  • Discuss the design journey of the Brompton folding bicycle.
  • Discuss the importance and use of a Product Design Specification when designing.
  • Explain the difference between Engineering Design and Industrial Design.
    Discuss the relative importance of a product's form compared with it function.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

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