University of Technology Sydney

84611 Integrated Product Design

6cp; 3hpw on campus
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In the 21st century, products are increasingly encountered as interconnected elements within larger systems. Integrating smart technologies, such as the Internet of Things, has revolutionised how products function within these systems. As smart technologies become more prevalent, designers need to consider safety and product-service system impacts when incorporating integrated technology into their designs.

This subject introduces students to the challenges of designing with integrated technology. Building upon their experience in product design (introduced through 84610 Inside Design), students navigate a design process that addresses the requirements of an integrated product design brief. Emphasising the importance of safety and considering user experience, students explore how integrated technology can enhance product functionality and user experience.

The subject focuses on the process of designing to meet the demands of integrated product design, following the double-diamond design thinking process. It is important to note that this introductory subject primarily focuses on generating propositional designs. Students gain valuable insights into the designer's thinking process, enabling them to generate innovative propositions oriented to the technological advantages of integrated products for improved human experiences in the modern world.

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