Industrial design has always been an evolving field, morphing from an adaptation of art and sculpture to a true professional field in the 20th Century. In the past 30 years, Industrial Design has come to the forefront of our lives and is more present than ever. 

The curriculum will teach high school students the basic concepts of industrial design, from basic sketching and visual techniques to the importance of aesthetics. In addition, concepts around cradle to cradle design principles as well as circular design concepts and anthropocentrism will be taught. 

The curriculum aims to broaden the understanding of students of what design is, and how important it is in the process of everything we interact with. In addition it will teach students about how products are made, how they interact with our environment, and concepts around sustainability, environmental interaction, and materials processes. 


Design Foundations

  • Design Foundations
    Open to all 9th - 12th Graders

    This course teaches the basics of design including: what design is, sketching, drafting, rendering, presentation, the critique process, concepting an idea and translating it to a design brief. In addition,
    this course will give students a taste of the various types of industrial design they can continue with - transportation and mobility,
    product, and Human Machine Interface. Students will be asked to keep a sketchbook which will be part of the course.