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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 18, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGT 145 Product Design Principles

4 credits
This course is an overview of the conceptual and manual skills designers use when creating design concepts.  Critical thinking is the primary focus of this course.  3-dimensional form will be explored through the use of sketching and modeling. Emphasis is placed on effective communication of student ideas and their projects.  Students learn to frame questions, solve problems and iterate design solutions.

Prerequisites: CADE 101 , CADE 102 , CADE 103 , and CADE 104  

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Incorporate and identify the principles of 2D and 3D design (symmetry, rhythm, proportion, unity, space, etc.,) and examine how they are used in various design solutions
  • Differentiate between problem posing and problem solving
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the design process as it relates to concept generation and the development of 3-dimensional objects
  • Communicate product concepts through the use of sketching and modeling
  • Identify Gestalt principles and how they apply to the design
  • Effectively present and defend individual design project during critique sessions
  • Explain the design process including problem identification, the creative brief, creating iterations and identifying multiple solutions, presenting concepts, and providing deliverables