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Industrial Design

Below is a complete list of courses offered in Industrial Design. Not every course is offered every semester. Please work with your advisor, refer to your degree checksheet, and check the schedule of classes to find out what is offered during the fall, spring or summer semester.

INDD 200 Foundations in Industrial Design
Course introduces tools, techniques and processes used in the professional practice of Industrial Design. Learning is through a series of short, focused projects. Techniques in prototyping, drawing, computer modeling, digital fabrication, and presentation are demonstrated and developed. Required for Industrial Design majors as a pre-review course. This course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Open to other Design majors as a Studio Elective. Prerequisite: BDS 101 with a grade of C or higher. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 212 Drawing for Industrial Design I
This course will focus on drawing as a tool of communication through a variety of exercises that explore observation and perception, form and proportion, dimensional illusion and expressive characteristics using a variety of materials and media. This course will also use two- and three-dimensional modeling software necessary for all industrial designers. Students completing the Industrial Design concentration of the Design BFA must earn a C or better in this course and pass the First-Year Checkpoint in order to continue into INDD 284 and INDD 312. Prerequisite: BDS 101 with a grade of C or better. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 284 Basic Industrial Design Studio
Course introduces tools, techniques and processes used in the professional practice of Industrial Design. Learning is through a series of short, focused projects. Techniques in drawing, computer modeling, physical modeling, and presentation are demonstrated and developed. Strategies to improve creativity are explored, while addressing market and production considerations. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 200 and INDD 212 with grades of C (2.0) or higher. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Barnhart, Betsy
MW 08:30-11:20 AM SNOW 106 - LAWRENCE
MW 08:30-11:20 AM SNOW 108 - LAWRENCE
3 11822
INDD 302 Intermediate Industrial Design Studio
Course introduces tools, techniques and processes used in the professional practice of Industrial Design. Learning is through a series of short, focused projects. Techniques in drawing, computer modeling, physical modeling, and presentation are demonstrated and developed. Strategies to improve creativity are explored, while addressing market and production considerations. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 284 with a grade of C or higher. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 312 Drawing for Industrial Design II
Sketching allows product designers to generate ideas quickly, without committing resources to any single idea. This course continues to focus on sketching/drawing as a tool of communication through a variety of exercises that continues to explore form and proportion, composition, dimensional illusion and expressive characteristics. Students completing the Industrial Design concentration of the Design BFA must earn a C or better in this course to continue into INDD 302. Prerequisite: INDD 212 with a grade of C or better. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jean, Camille
TuTh 06:00-09:00 PM CHAL 321 - LAWRENCE
3 28773
INDD 320 Directed Readings in Industrial Design
This course is an alternative to ADS 320 (Hallmark Symposium) for Industrial Design students with unavoidable scheduling conflicts. Students will watch relevant films and digital media, read important texts and articles, attend lectures, then compose and submit careful reflections on those media and experiences. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Design in the School of Architecture & Design and department permission. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rake, Lance
Rashid, Mahbub
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
1 25208
INDD 378 Problems in Industrial Design: _____
Individual and/or group research projects in one of several specific design areas which will be identified on a semester by semester basis. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Eligibility for INDD 302 or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Huang, Thomas
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM EHB 107D - LAWRENCE
3 11823
LAB Huang, Thomas
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM EHB 107D - LAWRENCE
3 24022
LAB Eckersley, Michael
Tu 06:00-09:00 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 17357
LAB Thomas, Gregory
WF 02:30-05:20 PM CDR 150 - LAWRENCE
3 21678
LAB Jean, Camille
TuTh 06:00-09:00 PM CHAL 321 - LAWRENCE
3 21735
LAB Tveit, May
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 345 - LAWRENCE
3 24305
INDD 446 Advanced Industrial Design Studio
Continuation of INDD 284 and 302 but encompassing design problems of greater complexity including group research and problem solving assignments in advanced product and service design. Advanced techniques in problem solving, concept communication, visualization, and overall design expression will be demonstrated and explored. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 302. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Manalo, Gil
TuTh 06:00-09:00 PM CHAL 340 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 06:00-09:00 PM CHAL 343 - LAWRENCE
3 11824
INDD 448 Professional Industrial Design Studio Practices
Continuation of Industrial Design studios, projects are longer requiring a high level of demonstrated design ability for successful completion. Issues regarding professional ethics, accountability, and responsibility to public and client are discussed and implemented. Professional design, presentation, and visualization skills will be demonstrated and explored. Finished designs will include full production technical specifications. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 446 with a grade of C or higher. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 508 Materials and Processes
A study of modern materials, manufacturing processes, and construction methods applicable to the fields of industrial design and interior design. Design analysis of existing products, furniture, building components, and storage systems. Design assignments in furniture, storage systems, and interior space arrangements with emphasis on materials and construction. Field trips to area manufacturing and design facilities. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 510 Human Factors and Ergonomics
Introduction to the field of human factors appropriate to industrial, interior, interaction, and visual design. The course will cover a wide range of topics that fall underneath the umbrellas of cognitive ergonomics and physical ergonomics. This course aims to examine the cognitive and physical constraints of the human system and how design can address those issues. Open to all students, though instructor permission is required for non-Design students. Prerequisite: INDD 302 or instructor permission. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
TuTh 10:30-12:00 PM MAR 308 - LAWRENCE
TuTh 10:30-12:00 PM MAR 305 - LAWRENCE
3 25209
INDD 512 Methods in Design
Introduction to the study of methods of designing common to industrial, interior, and visual design. Evaluation methods (semantic differential), creativity methods (scenario writing), and task-oriented method: (PERT/CPM) will be considered in relation to design problems. Open to non-design students. Prerequisite: Corequisite: INDD 302 for industrial design majors or ENVD 200 for environmental design majors respectively. Consent of instructor for all other students. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

INDD 555 Portfolio
Work directed toward maximizing the quality and effectiveness of the individual student's professional portfolio. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: Corequisite: INDD 448. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tveit, May
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 313 - LAWRENCE
3 24304
INDD 580 Senior Industrial Design Studio
Course requires the negotiation and accomplishment of a comprehensive body of work, comprising independent research, ideation, refinement, detail technical specifications, renderings, and a working and tested prototype of your final design. A final report of the project is required documenting your design process, the depth and complexity of which are commensurate with expectations for entry-level professionals. Faculty may consider national or international competitions as appropriate substitutions for student derived briefs, where applicable. The nature and scope of the work (1-2 projects maximum), as well as details of anticipated accomplishment must be outlined by the student and approved by the instructor prior to the beginning of the second week of classes. In exceptional circumstances, projects may extend into both semesters, via INDD 581--this requires permission/negotiation with faculty and is to be declared as an aspiration at start of INDD 580. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 448. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Barnhart, Betsy
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 350 - LAWRENCE
3 11825
LAB Barnhart, Betsy
MW 06:00-09:00 PM CHAL 350 - LAWRENCE
3 28793
INDD 581 Senior Industrial Design Studio II
Course requires the negotiation and accomplishment of a comprehensive body of work, comprising independent research, ideation, refinement, detail technical specifications, renderings, and a working and tested prototype of your final design. A final report of the project is required documenting your design process, the depth and complexity of which are commensurate with expectations for entry-level professionals. Faculty may consider national or international competitions as appropriate substitutions for student derived briefs, where applicable. The nature and scope of the work (1-2 projects maximum), as well as details of anticipated accomplishment must be outlined by the student and approved by the instructor prior to the beginning of the second week of classes. In exceptional circumstances, projects may be a continuation of those started in INDD 580--this requires permission/negotiation with faculty and is to be declared as an aspiration at start of INDD 580. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: INDD 580 with a grade of C or higher. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

ADS 560 Topics in Design: _____
A study of different topics in different semesters in a special area of interest to a staff member and suitable qualified students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Thomas, Gregory
WF 02:30-05:20 PM CDR 150 - LAWRENCE
3 17753
LAB Huang, Thomas
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM EHB 107D - LAWRENCE
3 22835
LAB Huang, Thomas
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM EHB 107D - LAWRENCE
3 24023
LAB Eckersley, Michael
Tu 06:00-09:00 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 16342
LAB Anderson, Alex
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 203B - LAWRENCE
3 28809
LAB Talleur, Linda
TuWThFSaSu 08:00-05:00 PM WI-ST TWOR - OFF CAMPUS
3 19457
LAB Herstowski, Andrea
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 203A - LAWRENCE
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 307 - LAWRENCE
3 24496
LAB Clifford, Ryan
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 200A - LAWRENCE
3 28814
LAB Anderson, Alex
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 203B - LAWRENCE
3 28858
LAB Tveit, May
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 345 - LAWRENCE
3 24721
ADS 570 Design Seminar
Comprehensive examination of a complex design problem from the point of view of the various specializations. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

ADS 580 Special Problems in Design
A study of current problems in design or crafts with an emphasis on research. Special problems proposals must be discussed with and approved by the instructor and advisor prior to enrollment in the course. A student may not take more than six credit hours of special problems in any one semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. IND.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Pfannenstiel Kirk, Elise
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20763
IND Fitzgerald, Barry
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10057
IND Herstowski, Andrea
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10058
IND Clifford, Ryan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18039
IND Huang, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10059
IND Rake, Lance
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10060
IND Shellhorn, Jeremy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 15491
IND Smith, Kent
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21846
IND Talleur, Linda
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21753
IND Thomas, Gregory
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 14955
IND Tveit, May
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10061
IND Rake, Lance
APPT- STUDY STDY - ABROAD
1-6 16927

THE DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN GRADE REQUIREMENTS
If this course is required under the major studies section on your degree check sheet you must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better to continue on to the next course in the sequence. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will require you to repeat this course. In most cases, these courses are only offered once a year. Students in the Department of Design must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA to graduate with a degree in Design.


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