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Product Design and Development

  • Categories DesignEngineering
  • Duration 28h
  • Total Enrolled 1
  • Last Update 28 September, 2019


This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making general conclusions about how designers work. You will be able to identify innovation in a wide variety of designed objects and evaluate the impact of this innovation.

What Will I Learn?

  • recognise that functional artefacts have had input from a designer, with greater and lesser degrees of engineering input
  • identify that engineering designers work within constraints of finance, materials properties, desired functionality, human factors, etc.
  • understand that design exploits models of the product being designed, whether those models are physical mock-ups, computer-based models, or mathematical models which explore an element of the product’s performance
  • understand that there is rarely a unique solution to any design problem. Part of the skill of a designer is in finding a problem–solution pair, and the best compromise
  • understand how models of the design process are formulated, and how they can be applied to understand the development of a particular product or product family.

Topics for this course

46 Lessons28h

About Course

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and Designing

2. Design and innovation 1: the plastic kettle

3. Models of the design process

4. Conceptual design

5. Concept to prototype

6. Design and innovation 3: the Brompton folding bicycle

7. Conclusions

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2 Courses

2 students


Material Includes

  • 7 Chapters
  • 32 Exercises
  • full access for free
  • learn any time


  • some basic knowledge about engineering terms

Target Audience

  • Any Engineering students
  • Anyone want to learn Design
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