Product Design For 16 to 18 Year Olds
This course is a focused and fast-paced introduction to product design. It gives students a taster of the many skills used to complete a successful design project. Students are encouraged to explore ideas and experiment with materials through sketching and model making...
Taught by: Alexander Hinnerskov.
This course is a focused and fast-paced introduction to product design. It gives students a taster of the many skills used to complete a successful design project. Students are encouraged to explore ideas and experiment with materials through sketching and model making. It is a unique hands-on project based learning experience, giving an insight into what it is like studying at CSM.
During this course, students work independently and sometimes in groups on their own project set to a specific brief. Students are guided through the design process, which includes areas such as research, strategy, idea generation, design development and feedback. Different theories and industry topics within product design are introduced by short talks, videos and workshops. It is expected that students do lots of drawing and experiment with three-dimensional form. On the final day students, get the opportunity to present their work in an exhibition-style environment where they receive invaluable feedback.
On completion of this course, students will get an understanding of the design processes and how to apply this to projects. Students gain the ability to communicate and present ideas trough drawing and three-dimensional form. This course is packed with information to reference and study further. It is an ideal opportunity for students to explore and experiment with disciplines within product design and to obtain appropriate material for portfolio applications.
Topics covered include:
- The design process
- User centred design
- Maker culture
- Portfolio applications
- Further Learning/studies
Skills covered include:
- Model making
- Technical drawing
Course taught through:
- Individual project work
- Group exercises
- Short lecture-style talks
- Hands-on making
- Group feedback
- One-to-one advice
- Understanding of the deign process
- Knowledge of relevant topics and learning resources
- Improved drawing skills
- Ability to make 3D models through understanding of material and form
- Obtain material for portfolio applications
- A3 presentation boards
- Presentation model
- Sketch models
Course Level Beginners
Good drawing skills would be advantageous but not a requirement. You must be over 16 and under 19 years old in order to attend this course.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed to help students develop and discover their skills within product design, and will be particularly useful to those planning to study at Foundation or BA level.
Danish designer Alexander Hinnerskov graduated in 2007 with a BA Honours in Product Design from Cental Saint Martins. His interdisciplinary approach has led him to work with product development, bespoke furniture making, lighting design as well as interior design and styling. Having experience in all aspects of the creative process across design disciplines has meant working with clients such as Fredrikson Stallard, Tomasz Starzewski, Eva Menz, Torsten Neeland and Underdog Studio. He has been teaching since 2013 in a verity of design subjects supported by his academic knowledge, practical skills and industry experience.
Please bring to the first session:
- A3 portrait sketchbook (paperback)
- Variety of pencils (colour and graphite)
- Variety of pens (black fine liner and colours)
- Scotch tape and masking tape
- Scalpel and Stanley knife
- 30cm/12in metal ruler
- Geometry set square ruler
- Drawing Compass
- Super glue (30sec)
Materials to be provided by tutor/CSM
- Corrugated card
- Foam board
- Mount board
- Model making materials
- PVA Glue
- Pritt stick
- Spray Mount
- Double-sided tape
- Masking Tape
- Graphite Pencils (HB/H2)
- Pencil Sharpener
- Rodgers, Paul & Alex Milton, Product Design, 2011, London, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
- Thompson, Rob, Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, 2007, London, Thames & Hudson Ltd.
- Williams, Gareth, 21 Designers for twenty-first century Britain, 2012, London, V&A Publishing