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Product Design Course


Product Design
Product Design

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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!

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 82 reviews
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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  • 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
  • James Colebourn
    James Colebourn United Kingdom Brilliant course! 2015-07-19 21:07:18
  • Guru Charan
    Guru Charan India It is very necessary to know all the aspects that are covered in the above course. This knowledge is very helpful in designing or manufacturing. 2015-07-15 04:07:07
  • alex hurley
    alex hurley Ireland A very informative introduction into Product design from "scaled-up craft" to companies and careers. Written well (easily read) and factual. Thanks a mill for making this available! 2015-07-07 13:07:44
  • Joel Blessly Meston
    Joel Blessly Meston Singapore This is a great way of learning. 2015-06-25 05:06:16
  • Arindam Choudhury
    Arindam Choudhury India This product design course is immense helpful. Topics are very clear and to the point. 2015-04-01 08:04:11
  • John Edwards
    John Edwards United States of America Overall, the course provides good fundamental curriculum; however, it would be beneficial to include more interactive abilities; especially related to design models, etc. 2015-02-22 19:02:23
  • Akshata Pink
    Akshata Pink Hong Kong Lovely! 2015-02-17 06:02:04
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