This course is aimed at introducing a human-centered design approach, as taught in design schools, to engineering students.
Design is the innovative humanization of technology (ICSID). While engineering is focused on technology, industrial and product design mostly deals with the relations people have with technology, products and interfaces.
By the end of the course, the students will be able to :
identify design opportunities
get creative ideas
show ideas in 2D and 3D
evaluate design concepts
test design concepts with users
In this class, the students will :
- develop an understanding of the design process of a new product
- improve their ability to identify a design problem
- learn creative-thinking techniques
- learn methods for collecting users' needs and for conducting user tests
- appreciate how design activities can impact people, society and environment
The course is a mix of lectures and design workshops, including the following activities:
Real-life Field Trip: to collect information about users by observations in real-life
Crazy Design Workshop: to generate crazy ideas of product concepts
Sketching Studio: to express ideas in 2D, sketches and storyboards, with pen display
Prototyping Morning: to express ideas in 3D with “quick-and-dirty”prototypes and 3D printing
UNIVERSAL METHODS OF DESIGN (2012) Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington. Ed. Rockport
SKETCHING USER EXPERIENCE (2012) Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicolai Marquardt, Bill Buxton. Ed. Morgan Kaufmann
SMART THINGS (2010) Mike Kuniavsky. Ed. Morgan Kaufman.
THE DESIGN OF FUTURE THINGS (2009) Donald Norman. Ed. Basic Books.
エモーショナル・デザイン : 微笑を誘うモノたちのために. ドナルド・A・ノーマン. 2004, 新曜社. ISBN 978-4788509214
Final report (storyboard, sketches, user test result) 40%
Classroom exercises 30%
Class participation 10%
Possible to join the class from:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:45am - 12:15pm
More information on the lab website: http://www.mech.titech.ac.jp/~design/cm/Design_Course.html