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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 21, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGT 265 Product Design Theory and Context

4 credits

This course provides a survey of product design from theoretical and contextual perspectives. Students will explore past and current theories underlying product design.  Students will receive an introduction to design strategies and examine the design processes in greater depth; including research, ideation, project definition, context analysis, and need finding.  Project focus will exist at the intersection between the user and their context.

Prerequisites: ENGT 145  or instructor permission

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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

  • Develop the skills that will foster perception, comprehension, and design of meaningful objects and spaces
  • Translate through different ideation techniques the effective expression of a concept
  • Illustrate a broad understanding of the complexities involved in past and present design theories
  • Develop the skills required for visual and verbal communication of design concepts
  • Develop a design process that serves as the foundation for decision making
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze work done by other designers