DES INV 90-1: DESIGN PROCESS: Topics include problem definition; social, political, legal and ethical aspects of design solutions; the product development cycle; mechanical dissection; reverse engineering; patents; failure case studies and product liability.
DES INV 90-2: PROTOTYPING & FABRICATION Topics include a range of prototyping and fabrication techniques including laser-cutting, 3D modeling and 3D printing, soldering, basic circuits and interface mockups. Course is open to students in all disciplines, has no pre-requisites, and requires no previous experience.
DES INV 90-3: SKETCHING &VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Topics include sketching, story-telling, story-boarding, portfolio development and more. This course is open to students in all disciplines, has no pre-requisites, and requires no previous experience.
DES INV 90-4: DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: This course, ideal for students who are looking for an introduction to the broad world of design, covers design careers, design fields, histories of design and ethics in design. Students will gain language for analyzing and characterizing designs. As an introductory survey course, 90-4 is most appropriate for lower-division students.