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Product Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, 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, 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: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, 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, 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: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PDM-0379
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Contextual research is the study of people in their natural environments in order to better understand their needs, which then informs product development decision-making and activities. As the basis for a robust user-centered design process, students are introduced to various methods of contextual research including interview techniques, observation methodologies and interpretation of findings. Students learn through short lectures and hands-on projects how to conduct relevant and useful research. In the end, students will recognize the importance of research in the product design process and will have the confidence and knowledge to run their own research projects in the future.

Applies to: IT-E, PM-R

Prerequisite: Product Development + Manufacturing: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Isabelle Yisak (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PDM-0380
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Understanding and selecting materials is a crucial 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)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PDM-0383
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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

Prerequisite: Product Development + Manufacturing: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1736 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your sunglasses to your mobile device, everything you touch began as a bright idea, was 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 drawing. 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 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1742 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2074 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

Join us for a week of fun and games, where you'll design, build, package and play your very own games. Card games, board games and outdoor games all provide different design and constructing challenges. You'll use a multitude of art skills and processes as you take your ideas from drawing concepts to fabricated game pieces, painted boards, illustrated cards and other necessary parts. Finally, it's on to the best part: testing by playing the games!


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 1 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0529
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Learning 3D modeling is best done with a combination of the proper tool and an appropriate project. In this workshop, that combination is Sculptris and the creation of a chess piece. The session starts with an introduction to the free downloadable 3D modeling tool Sculptris, which enables young artists to begin creating three-dimensional forms on the computer with ease -- and without expensive licensing fees. Students collaborate, with each claiming a different piece (knight, rook, pawn, etc.) built around a common design motif. By the session's end, students leave with completed design files that can be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 2 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PDM-0865
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

What is design thinking and how can it be incorporated in our day-to-day situations? How can we expand our creativity by introducing different directions into our thought process? In this course, we visit brainstorming techniques through role-play exercises in a team environment and learn how to gather meaningful data through a variety of simulations and activities. We also increase our dexterity by navigating the two- and three-dimensional worlds, with the creation of a variety of scale and full-size prototypes and presentation boards. We explore how to sketch quickly and effectively by analyzing different techniques, and learn the value of working on a team project and working through feedback. The course culminates with a presentation of research techniques, thinking processes and final outcomes.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)