ENTR 390.012: Digital Product Design

For Winter 2017

Classroom: 2427 MH

Monday:  4:00-6:00pm

Credits:  2

Grading:  TBA

Prereq:  none

Instructor:  Sam Lolla

This is a studio course that teaches students how to design products for digital platforms. The course is intended to prepare students who want to work as a professional product designer. After course completion, students will have the skills and portfolio to pursue internships or full-time work as designers at a technology company.

The course will be hands-on in a small classroom setting. Because this is a studio course, most of the class time will be spent on discussion, critique, and time for independent work on students’ own projects with guidance from instructors. . No prior product design experience is necessary.

You will learn to :
Design your own products by creating wireframes, interactions, and visual designs
Validate you solutions with prototypes and user testing
Use typography, color, shape, space — and industry-standard tools — to build designs that are functional, usable, and delightful
Solicit constructive feedback, critique design work, and substantiate criticisms

The course will in many ways emulate the environment of a product design team at a tech company.
Students will use collaborative tools like Slack, Wake etc to share and discuss their work
Students will be expected to work independently, taking responsibility for all aspects of their design work
Students will be expected to critique each other’s work and collaborate on projects. Much of the grade will be based on in-class participation.