Art & Design/Industrial Design (ARID)

ARID 100  Design Sketching 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Special fee. Students gain an understanding of the relevance and role of effective sketching and drawing techniques, as essential communication tools for industrial designers. The course work addresses 2D geometry and fundamental 3D, descriptive geometry. The course focuses on developing students ' free hand sketching , marker rendering and technical drafting abilities , necessary to accurately communicate design ideas in conceptual , aesthetic and technical terms. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 101  Digital Sketching 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100 and ARID 111. Special fee. Building on skills gained in ARID 100 the course concentrates on digitally developed and enhanced presentation techniques using industry standard computer applications. The course material extends students' technical knowledge and skill level in creating effective presentations employing digitally enhanced sketches and computer generated drawings in design concept and idea development. Logic of effective presentation techniques appropriate for industrial designers is part of the coursework. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 111  Model Making and Prototype 3 Credits


Special fee. Students will learn the role of model making and prototyping in the design process. The focus of the course is the construction of scale models as a means of visualizing design ideas. Students will learn the importance of making various study and presentation models and use appropriate techniques and materials relevant in each stage of the design process. Course assignments challenge students to study and develop an understanding of aesthetic forms and require them to focus on detail and workmanship. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 120  Human Factors in Design 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100 and ARID 111. Special fee. Students will study how human factors guide design. The concept of form and function in relation to aesthetics and ergonomic principles, associated with human-product interaction is studied. The importance of cultural and social behavior factors that influence product perception and design development are emphasized. Students will gain understanding of the "user centered design" theory and be able to differentiate designs of functional and emotional nature. Aligning research with use of relevant data is fundamental to the successful completion of this course. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 201  Design and Problem Solving 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. Problem solving models and their application provide the focus of all coursework. The course builds on the knowledge gained in previous subjects and addresses, problem sets ranging from, technical constrains, aesthetic requirements, material limitations, or system related problems. In this course, fast paced, research intensive assignments challenge students to think intuitively, exercise critical approaches to problem identification, problem solving and visualization. Successfully completed projects in this course begin the development of a student's industrial design portfolio. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 202  Industrial Design Beginning 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120 and ARID 201. For Industrial Design majors only. Corequisite(s): ARID 211 and ARID 221. Special fee. The course content introduces students to different philosophies of design and to the design development process. Students will analyze products to learn to differentiate between various design approaches. Students will work on multiple, beginning level, design assignments that cover research, critical thinking and developing coherent arguments in all stages of the design development process. Students are expected to demonstrate thorough knowledge in all previous subject areas to successfully complete this course. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 210  Manufacturing Technology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120. For Industrial Design majors only. Corequisite(s): ARID 201, ARID 220. Special fee. The primary objective of this course is to equip students with the theories of traditional manufacturing production technology. Various methods for producing mass manufactured consumer products are analyzed, together with examining material properties best suited for a particular design. Students will learn about the most common material families used in product design and the manufacturing processes applied to satisfy production feasibility and design outcome. Laboratory activities and assignments are in conjunction with ARID 220 Digital Modeling 1. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 211  Design for Manufacturing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120, ARID 201, ARID 210, ARID 220. For Industrial Design majors only. Corequisite(s): ARID 202 and ARID 221. Special fee. This course is a continuation of ARID 210, and emphasizes the application of technical knowledge pertinent to product design. In addition to demonstrating thorough knowledge of traditional manufacturing technology, students will engage in researching emerging technologies and new materials. The course covers how design aesthetics, functionality, sustainability and other objectives influence production. Laboratory activities and assignments are in conjunction with ARID 221 Digital Modeling 2 and experimentation with 3D digital prototyping. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 220  Digital Modeling I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120. For Industrial Design majors only. Corequisite(s): ARID 201, ARID 210. Special fee. This course is about the fundamentals of digital parametric modeling. Content is organized around part modeling, assembly models and technical drawing generation. Students are taught to build conceptual and performance models required in the practice of visualizing and testing three dimensional objects on computer. The course emphasizes the purpose and importance of digital modeling in the design process. This subject requires students to apply their knowledge of geometry, problem solving and 3D visualization ability. Students are expected to explore the possibilities of digital modeling with curiosity and inventiveness, maximizing their confidence and skill level. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 221  Digital Modeling II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 100, ARID 101, ARID 111, ARID 120, ARID 201, ARID 210, ARID 220. For Industrial Design majors only. Corequisite(s): ARID 202 and ARID 211. Special fee. The second part of the Digital Modeling course sequence focuses on expanding students' knowledge gained in ARID 220 and builds on the material of previous course subjects. Content provides an in depth knowledge of Computer Aided Design as it applies to product development on the corporate level. Simulation and visualization of problems, related to form and technological issues are discussed. Students are expected to independently explore the wide range of possibilities and approaches to digital modeling. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 302  Industrial Design Intermediate 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 201, ARID 202, ARID 210, ARID 211, ARID 220. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. The course content concentrates on aesthetic and technical aspects of design, appropriate for the junior level. The focus is on learning design practices, addressing cultural and social concerns, material selection and manufacturing for developing feasible design solutions. The development of coherent design documentation along with presentation quality prototypes are stressed in the course content. Research, application of critical thinking, exploration of opportunities related to factors, product marketing and technology are required. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 303  Industrial Design Advanced 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 201, ARID 202, ARID 210, ARID 211, ARID 220, ARID 221, ARID 302. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. Students propose a research topic for a significant design project to develop a product that satisfies the criteria of aesthetic sophistication and allows a conscious approach to technical development. Through total immersion into their subject throughout the semester, students will address the cultural, social, technical and production issues around their design, establish branding opportunities and demonstrate product feasibility on multiple levels. Completion of design documentation and a portfolio of the project are required at the end of the semester. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 360  Professional Practices in Industrial Design 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 120, ARID 201, ARID 202, ARID 220, ARID 221. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. This course explores contractual, legal, financial and ethical issues industrial designers face in their professional careers. Students will also focus on developing their resume and a junior level portfolio, consisting of successfully completed previous courses. The portfolio must contain evidence of research, preliminary concepts, technical development, and a final design argument. The course also introduces students to professional organizations and career development. Successful completion of this course will enable students to apply professional skills and conduct associated with the field of Industrial Design. 3 hours lecture.

ARID 380  Metal Casting Technology 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 210. Special fee. The study of contemporary industrial metal casting techniques. Laboratory activities will afford the student an opportunity to develop an understanding of casting practices as applied to the design of industrial products. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.

ARID 410  Senior Design Thesis I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 302, ARID 303, ARID 360. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. Students begin to research and explore design opportunities to develop multiple project concepts based on their own interests for the purpose of proposing a complex industrial design thesis project. Students are required to provide evidence of all the knowledge they have obtained in the major, and to present data resulting from independent studies, exploration and research. The project complexity is expected to be on the level of a senior thesis and its viability is evaluated by a faculty appointed panel. Students work in conjunction with faculty, external consultants, or an actual client. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.

ARID 411  Senior Design Thesis II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): ARID 302, ARID 303, ARID 410. For Industrial Design majors only. Special fee. This course is the second part of a two- part course sequence (with ARID 410). Students focus on the completion of their thesis projects. They work independently; receive regular feedback from faculty and their external consultant. The objective is to build students' confidence in developing and finalizing design details and perfecting their projects to achieve a rational design solution. Preparing design documentation, study and presentation models and illustrative presentation panels is compulsory. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio.