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Lecture 1: Toy Product Design
Includes: What is a Toy?, Basics of Product Design, Course Logistics
Title Song: I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star, The Boy Least Likely
Lecture Slides (pdf, 21MB)

Lecture 2: Play
Includes:What is Play, Play Classification, Play Affordances, Child Development
Title Song: Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) by Three Dog Night
Lecture Slides (pdf, 19MB)

Lecture 3: Innovation and Theme Exploration
Includes: Innovation, Association Mapping, Crossing Products, Theme Introduction
Title Song: Symphonies by Dan Black
Lecture Slides (pdf, 11.6MB)

Lecture 4: Brainstorming and Ideas
Includes: Gorup Brainstorming Basics, Classification, Pugh Charts
Title Song: Cranial Contest by Superhumanoids
Lecture Slides (pdf, 9.3MB)

Lecture 5: The Basics of Sketching
Includes: Basic Tools, Perspective, Drawing Cubes, Drawing Cylinders
Title Song: Good Day by Tally Hall
Lecture Slides (pdf, 22.6MB)

Lecture 6 and 7, snow day make-up combo: Shading + Graphic Design
Includes: Shading with Markers, Semantics, Syntax, Usability, Fonts, Form Language
Title Song: Can You Picture That by The Muppets
Lecture Slides (pdf, 16.8MB)
Shading Exercises (pdf, 10.6KB)
Truck Practice Template (jpg, 888KB)
Microsoft Redesigns the iPod Packaging

Lecture 8: The Idea Presentation
Includes: Presentation Guidelines, Rhythmic Form Results
Title Song: Me And Julio Down By The School Yard by Paul Simon
Lecture Slides (pdf, 2.9MB)

Lecture 9: Introduction to Sketch Modeling: Part 1
Includes: Idea Presentation Feedback, Basics of Sketch Models
Title Song: Off the Wall by Yuksek
Lecture Slides (pdf, 11.7MB)

Lecture 10: Introduction to Sketch Modeling: Part 2
Includes: Basics of Sketch Models (continued)
Title Song: Energy by The Apples In Stereo
Lecture Slides (pdf, 6.4MB)

Lecture 11: Basics of Engineering Design
Includes: Energy, Power, Batteries, Electricity, Motors, Estimation
Title Song: Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr. John
Lecture Slides (pdf, 2.7MB)
Toypardy Game!

Lecture 12: Design Aesthetic
Includes: Estimation Results, Sketch Model Feedback, Aesthetics, Form, Color, Sensory Design
Title Song: She's a Rainbow by The Rolling Stones
Lecture Slides (pdf, 1.9MB)
McGurk Effect Video from the BBC

Lecture 13: Skills Week
Includes: SolidWorks Basics, Vacuum Forming, and Part Finishing
Title Song: Computer Assisted Design by They Might Be Giants
Lecture Slides (pdf, 726KB)
SolidWorks Exercise: Automoblox (pdf, 1.4MB)

Lecture 14: Plastics and Manufacturing
Includes: Plastic Manufacturing Processes, Thermoplastic Identification
Title Song: Plastic Beach by Gorillaz
Lecture Slides (pdf, 4.7MB)


Lecture 15 (rescheduled): Portfolio Design
Includes: What?, Why?, and How? of Portfolios, Documentation
Lecture Slides (pdf, 2.1MB)

Lecture 16: Presentation Design
Includes: Storytelling, Product Coherence, Slide Design
Title Song: I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star by The Boy Least Likely To
Lecture Slides (pdf, 1.0MB)
Memorable Moments Worksheet (pdf, 16KB)
Storyboard Worksheet (pdf, 16KB)

Lecture 17: Presentation Review and Wrap Up
Title Song: The End by The Beatles
Lecture Slides (pdf, 308KB)