Thesis & Analysis Studio 1
This course is designed to introduce senior students to a comprehensive product design process as practiced by professional designers. The course context will be design in the business world and professional practice. Some important concepts and skills to be integrated into the curriculum include: working with a design process, ideation, research, concept development, design documentation, current design trends, scheduling and planning, and skill reinforcement. Digital communication and presentation methods, along with various methods of computer oriented and traditional modeling and prototyping techniques, will be utilized. This course provides students with the tools to develop their senior thesis project within a professional framework. The first semester will include a market and design driven project coordinated with a client and the initiation of thesis project. The second semester will concentrate on comprehensive development of the thesis, and developing a professional portfolio and personal marketing strategy.