MAS.742 Industrial Design Intelligence: A Cognitive Approach to Engineering

Fall 2003

Keyboard prototype.
A design for a keyboard prototype. (Image by Prof. Ted Selker.)

Course Highlights

This class on intelligent industrial design has a complete slide show highlighting the final work of the class in the projects section.

Course Description

This class investigates cognitive science and technology as it is applied to the industrial design process. The class introduces prototyping techniques and approaches for objective evaluation as part of the design process. Students practice evaluating products with mechanical and electronic aspects. Evaluation processes are applied to creating functioning smart product prototypes. This is a project oriented subject that draws upon engineering, aesthetic, and creative skills. It is geared toward students interested in creating physical products which encompass electronics and computers, aimed at including them in smart scenarios. Students in the class will present readings, learn prototyping skills, create a product prototype, and complete a publication style paper.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Ted Selker

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session