University of Technology Sydney

84118 Informing Product Design

6cp; 1 hour lecture and 2 hour studio
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Core subject: Product Design (taken in the students' first year of study)


This subject examines the historic and philosophical perspectives that have shaped contemporary integrated product design. Students are introduced to research methods and use these skills collaboratively to inform practice-based projects. The subject involves a series of interactive lectures, design studios, and the practical use of machinery and tools in the fabrication workshop. Research covers the period from the Industrial Revolution through to the present day to inform a thorough understanding of the evolution of the integrated product design profession.

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