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Product Design

Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PROD-2527
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Explore the possibilities of creative 3D form in Rhino. Work with manipulating geometric forms, and with importing vector-based line art. Participants in this workshop learn how to make forms that are consistent with their ongoing design work. These forms may be prepared for 3D output to a rapid prototyping printer.


Instructor
  • Name: Arthur Hash (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: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-0354
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, is the location for this course that introduces 3D printing technology, a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Purposefully accessible, this course facilitates workflow through 3D scanning and the use of open-source 3D files, bypassing the usual digital prerequisites of Rhino or advanced 3D modeling skills. Basic Rhino 3D modeling instruction can be offered according to student interest. The course begins with an overview of 3D printing processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Students develop their individual pieces utilizing the FDM (fused deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers. Once pieces are produced, various post-processing finishing techniques are demonstrated to further the work. Other digital fabrication technologies are also introduced as projects and student interest dictate: laser cutter, UV printer, plotter, vacuum former, large-format printer, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics and moldmaking, as well as sculpture and painting. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

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


Instructor
  • Name: * William Udell, Ellie Tomlinson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 29 - 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PDM-0371
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Discover the most important product design tool worldwide, SolidWorks 2016, by experiencing the virtual reality of 3D modeling and the tangible reward of 3D printing. As a solid modeler, utilizing a parametric system to define and describe space, SolidWorks has the distinct advantage of a chronological system of actions that define an object, and the ability to revise and edit those steps at any time. You'll learn the interface at a friendly pace, building an object of your choice -- first as a 2D sketch, then as a virtual 3D object and, finally, a physical 3D-printed piece.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wajler (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

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PDM-0383
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

This course includes the use of a variety of media, substrates and techniques, providing students with the confidence to render and draw effectively. As each rendering technique is introduced, students are able to apply their newly acquired skills to in-class exercises, critiques and weekly assignments that advance in complexity. The work ranges from quick ideation sketches and rapid visualization to the creation of fully rendered images with markers, pencils and pastels. The course provides a foundation for any designer who wishes to incorporate rendering and sketching into their projects and to communicate visually with clients, vendors and other designers.

Applies to: PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (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

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PDM-0380
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Understanding and selecting materials is a critical part of the product development process, whether building prototypes or designing for manufacturability. This course introduces students to various materials through hands-on activities, relevant demonstrations and engaging lectures. Students leave the course with an understanding of different materials and their properties, an introduction to manufacturing processes, and the ability to manipulate materials to visually communicate ideas.

Applies to: PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)