2.744 is a project-centered course focused on the design of products that are well-matched to user needs, with an emphasis on user experience, product form, human factors, and marketplace realities. The course focuses on providing opportunities to develop individual design skills while working in a small team and broadening your design perspective. Projects are also chosen so that it is not a stretch for your work to become real.
Lectures detail a variety of design techniques and provide an introduction
to industrial design from an engineering viewpoint. Design skills using
both traditional and rapid prototyping tools are developed and most lectures involve practice design activities. In contrast
to 2.009 or 15.783J,
the structure and management of design processes is not the focus of 2.744.
This is a 12 unit, H-level graduate course.
Class Time and Location
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm in room 3-370.