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Product Design

Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-2516
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Rhino is the industry standard of 3D modeling applications, both affordable and easy to learn. Its files can be exported into any program that supports surfaces or solids, or into CAD/CAM and other prototyping applications used by product designers, as well as those used for architectural and jewelry design and rendering, computer animation, filmmaking and Web design. Realistic renderings are generated by outputting to programs such as Maya, Flash, Photoshop and other popular software. Work begins with a sketch, drawing or physical model and Rhino provides the tools to construct realistic models. Learning the communication language unique to this 3D modeling application allows students to fully realize their designs, as they produce the illusion of three dimensions in digital form. Note: Prior 3D modeling experience is not required. This course is taught on a Windows platform.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, JM-R, PM-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
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

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-COM-2844
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

How do you experience a space? Find the door and walk on in -- except if the environment is virtual. In this architectural simulation course the instructor introduces the 3ds Max interface and workflow used to create full-featured building interiors and exteriors. Students model furniture, windows, doors, ceilings and surfaces to make spaces more believable. Additional technology is part of the instruction as students use V-Ray materials and lighting to create physically accurate renderings. Animated element libraries turn visualizations into simulations. Techniques for rendering assets, including those found with SketchUp, AutoCAD and Revit (previous experience not required), are also discussed as students create more complex and aesthetically pleasing virtual reality compositions.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-0157
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

The pop music experience is much more than the tracks on a CD -- it's a billion-dollar industry comprised of live events, endorsements, trademarked merchandise and carefully crafted images designed for the artists and their promoters. Bands become brands, which graphic designers craft with innovative logo design, costuming and display imagery. In this course, students are introduced to design through the scope of popular music history. Students work with the latest digital design tools and software to create artwork for CD jewel cases, tour posters and tee-shirt designs for an imaginary pop music idol or to reinterpret the identity for their favorite band. Whether your taste is for Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar or the Misfits, this course inspires you as you design to rock.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Holcomb (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

Thursdays, Apr 13 - May 25 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-0381
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)
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