4.041
Design Studio: Advanced Product Design

Prerequisites: 
4.031 or permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
Limited to 15
Required of: 
Design minor; BSAD restricted elective
Preference Given to: 
Course 4B major and Design minor

Focuses on producing a small series of manufactured products. Students develop products that address specific user needs, propose novel design concepts, iteratively prototype, test functionality, and ultimately exhibit their work in a retail context. Stemming from new research and technological developments around MIT, students try to imagine the future products that emerge from new materials and machine intelligence. Provides an in-depth exploration of the design and manufacturing of products, through narrative, form, function, fabrication, and their relationship to customers.