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Instructor Info:Donna Cohn
Office Extension x6032
TA Info:Lara Sagatov
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design 113
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Lemelson Center for Design 113

This is an introductory level design class that will begin with a series of guided activities and culminate in a final independent project. Students will become familiar with a range of basic design tools and skills, such as drawing, model making and prototyping in materials such as cardboard, metal and plastic. We will also consider aesthetics, manufacturability and usability of the objects we create. Throughout the course students will work towards improving visual communication skills and the ability to convey ideas.

Additional Info:

Additional Information There is a $60 lab fee.

Let me know in advance when you need to miss a class. Students who miss more than 3 classes will not receive academic credit for this class, negotiable with a confirmed medical excuse.

You are expected to complete all assignments as they are assigned, complete and post a self-evaluation on the HUB. 

In order to use the Center for Design facilities, students must attend a 1-hour Shop Safety Session and sign a waiver form. It is not necessary to repeat the training if you've done it before. The deadline for attending a session is Sept 27th. Safety Training sessions will be held on Thurday nights at 7pm or by special arrangement. For more information on Shop Safety Trainings contact shop manager Glen Armitage ( or 413-559-5869).