Integrated Product Design

Students work with industrial design students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (in Boston) and business students from Babson College to develop new products, frequently through a company-sponsored project. Students learn first hand about the techniques and contributions different disciplines bring to product design and practice cross-functional collaboration common in professional design settings. Multiple guest speakers from local product design companies provide first-hand insight into this practice. This course provides valuable preparation for students interested in working at design firms such as Continuum, IDEO, Frog, Altitude and Essential to name a few, or develop and launch their own consumer products.