PROD101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Product Design 1

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

An introduction to the methods of systematic product design and specification, illustrated by case studies of successful commercial product designs. Analysis of existing products. History of design and influential designers. Team-based open-ended product design and prototyping projects on nominated topics. Students will form teams and work on specifying and making a product prototype related to their degree major, using techniques such as 3D printing and hand-tool operations (Industrial Product Design), simple animation software and game engines (Immersive Applied Game Design) or mixing, blending and grinding operations (Chemical and Healthcare Product Formulation).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and critically discuss the major influential designers, styles and notable design innovations throughout history, including contemporary Maori design.
  • Students will be able to give both positive and negative examples of product performance and acceptability in the context of the cultural norms of a variety of end-users, including indigenous groups, issues of cultural acquisition (colonisation) and the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Students will be able to describe the stages involved in the systematic design and launch of a new product
    o Research; Specification Brief; Concept Generation; Design Development; Prototyping; Detailed Design; Production; Marketing, Sales and Distribution
  • Students will know the common elements required for a formal written product design specification (“Brief”) relevant to a given product area:
    o Performance; Function; Environment; Life Span; Maintenance/Upgrade; Technical Support; Stability; Shelf-Life; Cost; Competition; Packaging; Shipping; Quantity; Manufacturing; Size; Toxicology; Testing; Safety; Customer Aspects; Weight; Aesthetics; Materials; Ergonomics; Operating Platform; Quality; Reliability; Company/Market Constraints; Political/Legal; Installation; Sales and Marketing; Documentation; Disposal.
  • Students will have engaged in group brainstorming sessions to propose product design concepts for a given set of client specifications.
  • Students will have had hands-on experience in product design prototyping relevant to their major discipline.
  • Students will be able to use weighted scores to assess the extent to which alternative product concepts meet product specifications
  • Students will be able to use a variety of approaches to communicate product concepts and production methods, including written descriptions, hand-drawn sketches and/or block diagrams.
  • Students will have had experience working in a team.
  • Students will be able to produce a formal report that outlines a product concept development that includes design specifications, research and ideas generation, evaluation of alternatives against relevant criteria, product prototyping tests and results, and a final product design description and evaluation against the original specifications.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 West 412 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 West 234 (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00 West 234 (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 West 234 (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Thursday 15:00 - 18:00 West 234 (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 West 234 (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 West 234 (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 West 234 (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00 West 234 (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
10 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 West 234 (23/7-27/8, 17/9-22/10)
Len Lye 101A Maker Space (23/7-27/8, 17/9-22/10)
Len Lye 101 Design Suite (23/7-27/8, 17/9-22/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Thomas Woods

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery

Lecturer

Thomas Woods

Notes

The prerequisite for this course is PROD110 or ENGR101

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,754.00

International fee $8,400.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.

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