PDES 2701
Creative Design Methods

This class is an introduction to a variety of tools and methods used in developing new product concepts. The focus of the class is on the early stages of product development which includes user research, market research, idea generation methods, concept evaluation, concept selection, intellectual property, and idea presentation. Students work individually applying the content taught in lecture to a semester-long design project. Students meet in teams bi-weekly to present and critique their work. Students will be grouped into teams of 7 for discussion days and peer reviews. On discussion days, a volunteer instructor joins each team to run a critique session.