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Product Design Course


Product Design
Product Design

Learn about product design and its role in business.


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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!

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 92 votes
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Joel Ankamah
    Joel Ankamah Ghana I just finished the first module and it was very informative. It also reinforced some of my principles and beliefs about designing. 2016-01-21 15:01:08
  • Garrett Randolph
    Garrett Randolph United States of America This course was very useful and helpful to me and I hope it will further my career and my future. 2015-11-06 04:11:13
  • Olubukola Olakunde
    Olubukola Olakunde Nigeria Very informative 2015-11-04 08:11:31
  • Dzmitry Dosta
    Dzmitry Dosta Belarus Good, quick and simple 2015-10-16 16:10:01
  • Mayank Rathore
    Mayank Rathore India It was good experience. 2015-10-12 12:10:36
  • Paddy Pike
    Paddy Pike United Kingdom This course covers the basic concepts of the knowledge that can aid to the design process. Although personally I believe that following these steps should not be mandatory, but simply a guideline, as designing is not something that is has a forced routine, but is an art that can be done in many many ways. It is still very useful when stuck in the process. 2015-10-04 00:10:03
  • Sookara Mockshada
    Sookara Mockshada Mauritius It is a really interesting course and very helpful for me. 2015-08-31 09:08:21
  • Andrew Martz
    Andrew Martz United States of America Excellent introduction and review of product design concepts. 2015-08-27 20:08:01
  • Suwimon Khwanthong
    Suwimon Khwanthong Thailand Thank you so much 2015-08-24 15:08:02
  • Jolyne Lopez-Olivera
    Jolyne Lopez-Olivera United States of America Very informative. Such a valuable resource for information and learning! 2015-08-12 16:08:29
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Free, Online Product Design Course.