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The design process for successful transition from product prototype through to final product. Advanced design aesthetics. Manufacturing of industrial products. Advanced economic analysis.
Students will familiarise themselves with the workings of some typical Appliances including their construction and internal component configurations.Students will familiarise themselves with the basics of hand-held ergonomics and discover where comfort and ergonomics lie.Students will put into practise their knowledge of production processes in the ideation of creative redesign solutions that are native to the processes used.Students will practice developing concepts, designs and creative technical solutions within their chosen Appliance market.Students will practice and develop their 3D modelling skills to produce professional output.Students will develop numerous sketch and proof of concept models as part of the concept & product development process, culminating in ready to ‘print’ CAD files.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Project Plan: 6% (submission end WK6)Research: 12% (submission end WK6)Concepts: 12% (submission end WK6)Lecture attendance & Studio Lab deliverables: 20% (over all weeks)Final presentation of design project, Study week (tbd): 50%
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST 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.