This course and our BA (Hons) Design Interactions course bring product and interaction design closer together to create a dynamic discipline to produce adaptable, creative thinkers with a high level of technical skill.
The BA (Hons) Design Products course deals with form, aesthetics, sustainability, manufacturing, emerging technologies, basic electronics and processes applicable to the wide-ranging functionalities of product design. You will also be introduced to emerging technologies and basic electronics that enable creative prototyping in various capacities.
The course reflects the evolution of the design industry as it responds to rapid changes in technologies and innovations. A product designer’s traditional role has combined art, science and technology to create tangible three-dimensional goods. But as digital tools evolve, the profession is ever-broadening in response to new manufacturing processes and digital tools that allow ideas to be developed in a much more dynamic way than ever before.
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You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays and a range of programmes, online and interactive content, pitches, presentations and project reports. The course helps you to develop and reflect on your practice and allows you to develop and improve and support to give you feedback to help you succeed.
This course will prepare you of a variety of careers in the areas of product design, both in independent design consultancies and in-house design teams. You could be involved in a wide-range of interface, product design, manufacturing and experience design roles. Jobs may also include design roles in packaging, interaction, service and multimedia.