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Learning Outcomes and Careers


  1. Demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, and solve industrial design problems.
Assessment: Portfolio projects appropriately respond to project briefs, and are clear, focused, expressive, and communicative solutions to the stated problems
  2. Demonstrate mastery of design tools, techniques, and concepts in industrial design.
Assessment: Projects and portfolios that evidence craftsmanship, adherence to project parameters, and appropriate selection of materials, manufacturing techniques, and implementation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetics of form development and of the history and current state of design.
Assessment: Projects, papers, and presentations for art and design history courses; in studio courses, projects that appropriately reference historical precedents and stylistic movements in industrial design
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in selection and use of relevant technologies in design. Abilities to use available technical and industrial processes to produce a design product, and to design and implement such a process.
Assessment: Project and portfolio solutions are made with the appropriate technology or software for the final application. Projects are planned to be feasibly reproducible by industrial/commercial means rather than by one-off or by hand
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and societal connections linking industrial design trends and processes as well as a knowledge of business practices and of the market place.
Assessment: Projects and portfolio solutions that are culturally- and audience-appropriate for the problem as posed by the brief for the project
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in presenting their own work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others.
Assessment: Active participation in class critiques; clear, thoughtful presentation of students’ own projects, ability to give, accept, and incorporate feedback