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Visualization Strategies for Industrial Design II

DESIGN 5301: Visualization Strategies for Industrial Design II

Design and application of information systems in the production of visual communications within frameworks of Design Research and Industrial Design.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Science in Design - Industrial Design program; or permission of instructor.


This is an advanced level course on the technologies and applications of Design Visualizations with lecture and laboratory components. Lecture will focus on established design visualization approaches and their use in design practice, with special attention to user experience in industrial design practice. Laboratory exercises will augment lecture content primarily through self-directed inquiry structured as making activities. Students will be able to apply the principles and methods developed in these lectures and laboratory exercises to strategically create compelling visuals in support of any design effort. Knowledge and skills obtained throughout the course have applications in the field of design


By the end of the course students will:
  • Understand the essential concepts of UX (user experience) design
  • Understand the essential concepts of UI (user interface) design
  • Understand the essential concepts of how UX/UI apply within industrial design contexts

Textbooks Required

  1. Articulating Design Decisions,2nd Addition, by Tom Greever
  2. Additional reading will be included in Carmen

Course Organization

This is a 3 credit hour course that meets in person

Sample Coursework

Students can expect:
  • Attendance required
  • Design projects

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