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Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0091 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many design challenges, but none more so than in the medical field. In order to save lives, physicians, medical staff and manufacturers have turned to designers to reinvent radical solutions to equipment shortages, malfunctions and design flaws. In this course students will focus on medical-oriented designing, creating and problem-solving in ways that are adaptable, sustainable, reliable and user-friendly. Issues regarding patient and doctor equipment interaction, dual-purpose design, ease of use, discreet design, influence of design on mental health and well-being, and designing for all ages–children, adult and elderly—will be investigated. Students generate a diverse range of design approaches through research, mapping out a design plan, documenting varied processes and producing a collection of supportive concepts in both hands-on drawing and modeling. Emphasis is placed on ergonomics and aesthetics, as well as the ability to present results clearly and dynamically. While the focus of this course is medical-oriented, the principles covered and knowledge acquired are transferable across fields and will give students a sense of the important role of industrial designers.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


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

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3270-02 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Did you know that design can be used to bring about positive social change? In this two-week-long studio, you’ll be encouraged to harness the power of design as you use your own voice to raise awareness about issues in your local community or in society as a whole.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0053
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Discover the 3D fabrication studio inside your computer and keep making at home with digital fabrication techniques for laser cutting and 3D printing. Through lectures and demonstrations, discussion and additional one-on-one instruction, this course will provide an introduction to tools for digital fabrication using online services such as Shapeways and Ponoko. Students will learn about the applications and design process for these digital fabrication techniques and will be given prompts to create their own laser cutting and 3D printing projects with the skills they acquire. Students will learn how to create files that are ready to send off to one of many online laser-cutting services. Using fundamental 3D modeling tools such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and Meshmixer, students will create 3D models that are ready to print.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
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