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Industrial Design Course Description
INDS150 - DESIGN HISTORY I (4-0-4)
Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the student is made aware of the social, economic, technological and artistic forces, as well as unique individuals that shaped the evolution of modern design. Day Course.
INDS205 - DESIGN HISTORY II (4-0-4)
This course introduces students to the social, political, technological, and artistic forces, as well as the unique individuals that shaped the twentieth century in design. Prerequisite: INDS150 Design History I. Day Course.
INDS215 - CAD I (2-2-3)
This is an introductory course in the use of traditional and computer-aided draftingtechniques utilized in the Industrial Design profession. The basic principles of orthographic sketching and drawing are covered. Day Course.
INDS222 - VISUALIZATION I: PERSPECTIVE DRAWING (2-4-4)
This course introduces students to perspective concept drawing and sketching used by industrial designers. One and two-point perspective, line value, lighting, surface value, shade, shadow and techniques are covered. Prerequisite: DSGN105 Drawing I. Day Course.
INDS265 - MODELING TECHNIQUES I (2-4-4)
This course develops students' model-making skills in the use of various papers, wood, foam plastics, and fabrication technologies to assemble study models for studio courses. Corequisite: INDS275 Industrial Design I: Studio. Day Course.
INDS275 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN I: STUDIO (1-6-4)
This studio focuses on design methodology and problem solving techniques to develop and enhance creativity. Small scale design problems in packaging, table, and desk top products are used. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: DSGN165 Design II and INDS222 Visualization I. Day Course.
INDS280 - VISUALIZATION II: IDEATION (0-6-3)
This course introduces students to advanced freehand drawing and format conventions used by industrial designers to communicate design concepts visually. Professional presentation skills are stressed. Prerequisite: INDS222 Visualization I. Day Course.
INDS300 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN II: STUDIO (1-6-4)
This studio focuses on the comprehensive integration of small-scale design problems with issues of appearance, function, materials, and manufacturing processes. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INDS275 Industrial Design I: Studio. Day Course.
INDS310 - VISUALIZATION III: RENDERING TECHNIQUES (2-2-3)
This course advances the student's understanding of representing objects in freehand depictions, and begins to integrate the computer as a tool for refining and altering those depictions. Prerequisite: INDS280 Visualization II: Ideation. Day Course.
INDS325 - MODELING TECHNIQUES II (2-4-4)
This course develops student's model-making skills in the use of metals, plastics, specialty materials, and fabrication technologies to assemble study models for studio courses. Prerequisite: INDS265 Modeling Techniques I. Corequisite: INDS300 Industrial Design II: Studio. Day Course.
INDS330 - MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING (4-0-4)
This course familiarizes students with materials manufacturing processes. Materials covered include wood, paper, paperboard, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, elastomers, natural and synthetic textiles, composites, fasteners, and finishes. Day Course.
INDS405 - VISUALIZATION IV: INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (2-2-3)
This course advances and integrates visualization skills using digital technologies to solve two-dimensional design problems. Prerequisite: DSGN135 Introduction to Computer Graphics. Day Course.
INDS415 - CAD II (2-2-3)
This intermediate drawing course uses CAD software to create industrial designproduction drawings. Menus, terminology, conventions, dimensioning and two-and three-dimensional drawings including section, auxiliary and exploded views are covered. Prerequisite: INDS215 CAD I. Day Course.
INDS420 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN III: STUDIO (0-8-4)
This studio focuses on human scale design problems such as furniture and lighting fixture projects. Design solutions that address issues of human factors, ergonomics, environmental concerns and regulatory codes are addressed. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: Junior Status; INDS300 Industrial Design II: Studio. Day Course.
INDS440 - HUMAN FACTORS IN DESIGN (4-0-4)
Studies in the relationship and interaction of humans with products and equipment are explored. Methodologies, information output, human output, control, environmental conditions, and human factors application are introduced. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
INDS500 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IV: STUDIO (0-8-4)
This studio focuses on human scale design problems such as appliances, tools, and recreational equipment. Student projects that demonstrate an integration of a design solution and comprehensive technical information are required. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INDS420 Industrial Design III: Studio. Day Course.
INDS515 - CAD III (3-D MODELING) (2-2-3)
This course focuses on 3-D modeling using the computer. Concepts in rapid proto-typing will also be introduced. Prerequisite: INDS415 CAD II. Day Course.
INDS565 - DESIGN PERSPECTIVES: TOPICS IN HISTORY (4-0-4)
Students take an in-depth look at selected movements, individuals, companies and/or product lines that are significant in the history of industrial design. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
INDS575 - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN V: STUDIO (0-8-4)
This studio focuses on social scale design problems such as biomedical, exhibit, and environmental projects. Student solutions that explore primary research are emphasized. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisite: INDS500 Industrial Design IV: Studio.
INDS580 - DIRECTED STUDIES: RESEARCH (2-0-2)
Students propose an area of study to faculty. Faculty define projects within area of proposed study for students to choose and develop a research document. This document becomes the basis for their Directed Studies design project. Day Course.
INDS600 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (4-0-4)
The course examines business and legal aspects of Industrial Design practice by focusing on financial and project management, marketing, and personnel issues. Professional standards and ethics in design are discussed. Day Course.
INDS625 - DIRECTED STUDIES (0-8-4)
Students develop and complete their design projects based on their previous semester's research document. Individual student professional development is emphasized. Please refer to the Design Studio Grade Requirement on page 68 regarding the final grade for this course. Prerequisites: INDS575 Industrial Design V: Studio; INDS580 Directed Studies Research. Day Course.
INDS635 - SENIOR SEMINAR (2-0-2)
This seminar investigates the future of design and its impact on the planet, the responsibilities of the designer to society and the profession, and the expectations of graduates upon entering the field of design. Day Course.