This course offers students the opportunity to experience what it would be like to work in a real life product design studio. Students will work with design briefs that focus on high-end solutions, creating virtual 3D models in Autodesk Inventor and producing a physical product using a range of techniques, including 3D printers.
Focus of learning
Projects may include consumer electronic devices, appliances for the home, more efficient workplace products, tools for safer and more effective industrial applications, sports equipment to improve safety and performance, fashion accessories, new car concepts, toy and game designs, furniture and medical equipment. Students will focus on the aesthetics, function, usability and social significance of manufactured objects along with determining how products are made, the materials used and environmental sustainability, then use this knowledge to design products that make people's lives safer, happier and more efficient.
3D modelling (Autodesk Inventor/ Sketch Up)
electronic principles and techniques
app and website coding
Evidence of learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through:
Innovation and creativity
creative and critical thinking to problem solve a range of design briefs
working in a simulated ‘design studio’ environment
Critical thinking and problem solving
solving problems that arise during realisation process
Knowledge and understanding
develop communication skills, through both verbal and visual methods
development of new skills and knowledge through skills-based tasks
Costs: Students will need to pay for any specialised materials, though most basic materials will be provided.