Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Industrial Design program

If I were to develop my own industrial design program, here are some things I would require of it:
a program that fosters creativity by rewarding excellence and promoting experimentation
foundation studies--key to any art degree are the basics: drawing composition, color theory, printmaking, sculpture, drawing techniques, 3d design, figure drawing, etc.
research methods
facilitating creative thinking
public speaking
persuasive writing
model and prototype development: from 3d computer models to actual prototypes requiring professional standards of accuracy and finish
mass production considerations (materials and processes)
corporate problem solving scenarios--dealing with real-world clients
development of personal direction
a thesis project