Product development is a pain, right? It doesn't have to be. Let us walk you through it. We're 2 industrial designers with a knack for teaching. Design Thinking is a great process to move a team quickly from problem space to solutions. But it's just that: a cognitive process. What do you do with all those great ideas? This class will be a hands-on introduction to Design Thinking and Making. In small teams, we'll work rapidly through a design challenge, using a human-centered approach, and develop virtual prototypes using Fusion 360 software. Participants will be given a project brief, and we'll select teams at random. The focus of this highly engaging workshop is to rapidly develop a product solution (as a team) through Design Thinking and conceptual realization using Fusion 360. Teams will prepare and present their solutions in an informal share.
- Understand and start to utilize design thinking to generate products
- Learn about a collaborative design process in a rapid manner
- Learn about exploration and iteration with Fusion 360
- Learn about team building and designer insight
Jeff Smith, IDSA, is an industrial designer currently working for Autodesk as an Education Manager. With product design and development history, Smith brings this to a team supporting Fusion360 in higher education within the USA. Prior to Joining Autodesk, Smith worked for more than 20 years as design director of Reflex Design, Inc. A FL based consulting group serving a range of domestic and international clients. The diversity of products included Fitness Equipment, Medical, Industrial, Consumer and Kitchen products. Jeff also spent eight years as adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. While there, Jeff taught Solidworks, Sketching, Product Design, Personal Watercraft Design and Design for manufacturing. In addition to work experience, Jeff also served as Chapter Chair for the IDSA’s Florida Chapter. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Industrial design in addition to an Associates in Illustration.
Jared is a designer, researcher, technologist, and teacher. He designs and develops products, environments, services, and learning experiences. He is currently exploring the relationships between technology and design education, via: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented & Virtual Reality, Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Spatial visualization/cognition, Haptics & embodiment, Human-Computer Interface (HCI), Immersive environments. Jared holds a BS in Industrial Design, and MS in Educational Technology, and is currently finishing a PhD in Learning Technologies.