Certificate in Product Design


This certificate program is specifically addressed to students and/or professionals interested in exploring and/or deepening their knowledge and skills about the design of Products. With a strong emphasis on human centered design methodologies and tools and on project-based learning methods, the certificate program covers the design of traditional artifacts as well as the design of digital product and systems – upper classes – and can be pursued at two different levels: basic

(min 15 credits) and advanced (min 15 credits).

Product design (basic): 15 credits to be chosen among the following classes

Course Title


Credits


PD201 Product Design Studio I (Fall) 6
PD202 Product Design Studio II (Winter) 6
PD203 Product Design Studio III (Spring) 6
Special Topic Summer Studio (California by Design) 6
PD111 Human Factors 3
PD210 Visualization & Storytelling 3
PD212 Manufacturing & production systems 3
PD214 Design for Sustainability 3
PD215 Design of Materials 3
PD317 Furniture Design 3


Product Design (advanced): 15 credits to be chosen among the following upper level classes

Course Title


Credits


PD301 Product Design Studio IV 6
PD302 Product Design Studio V 6
PD303 Product Design Studio VI 6
PD312 Experience Design 3
PD313 Design of Interactive Products 3
PD314 Design Research 3
PD315 Research: PD Methods, Materials, and Technology 3
PD317 Furniture Design 3


Students interested in pursuing a Certificate in Product Design (basic or advanced) must seek approval from their Academic Advisor or Program Chair and from the Program Chair of the major
program of study.