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Product Design

Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3726
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3726
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2070
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Get your summer moving! This camp is all about building and moving, as you design both functional and fantastical kinetic art. Rolling art cars, spinning whirligigs and flying machines are all up to the imagination as you consider the mechanics or properties of different motions. Looking to artists and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci and Alexander Calder, you'll dive into creating and designing moving art. Throughout the week, you'll be busy drawing up plans and constructing in the studio, as well as having fun and testing your creations outdoors.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 29 - May 20 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-0388
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Discover the essential industrial design tool SolidWorks 2016, used by engineers and designers worldwide. As a solid modeler utilizing a parametric system to define and describe key elements, SolidWorks has advantages in that important product attributes can be retained, with dimensions and relations informing the geometry. You'll learn the interface slowly, as you build a common project -- first as a 2D sketch and then by giving it dimension, relativity and, finally, virtual form. The workshop concludes with discussion of file types and output options to consider for further work with SolidWorks. No previous 3D experience needed!

Applies to: AN-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dana Chicca (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jun 21 - 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2081
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

We are a society on the move! What could be better than designing gear and gadgets that cater to our active lifestyles -- from tricked-out shoes that have built-in phones and fitness trackers to backpacks that can keep you warm or cool? In this camp, you'll use the design thinking process to dream big, sketch, plan, prototype and test your designs. For inspiration we'll look to NASA and the technology for space suits and gadgets; the history and design of shoes; and other resources of innovative design.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington, A.J. Morse (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 13 - May 25 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-0381 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Product design shapes the world around us, and has the power to build meaningful user experiences. From your shoes to your phone, every aspect has been thoughtfully considered and created by a product designer. In this course, students are introduced to the design process and skills used within the profession. Through a series of projects and demonstrations, students learn how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. Hard skills such as drawing techniques and basic scale model making are also addressed, and students leave the course with the beginning of a product design portfolio. Note: This course was previously titled Principles of Product Design.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, May 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1742
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $15


Description

Are you a sneaker head? An avid collector with the need to go further and learn to create your own customized shoes? Or maybe you are not over-the-top obsessed, but simply interested in the fashion industry and digital design. This workshop is ideal for both types of teen creatives. You'll begin with an introduction to the industry standard drawing program Adobe Illustrator. As you become comfortable with the technology, technique comes into play as you learn from an experienced athletic shoe designer exactly how it's done. You'll leave with a portfolio of original custom sneaker designs, ready to share as digital files.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Joe Napurano (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1742
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Are you a sneaker head? An avid collector with the need to go further and learn to create your own customized shoes? Or maybe you are not over-the-top obsessed, but simply interested in the fashion industry and digital design. This workshop is ideal for both types of teen creatives. You'll begin with an introduction to the industry standard drawing program Adobe Illustrator. As you become comfortable with the technology, technique comes into play as you learn from an experienced athletic shoe designer exactly how it's done. You'll leave with a portfolio of original custom sneaker designs, ready to share as digital files.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Joe Napurano (Bio)