EC.729 D-Lab: Design for Scale


Class Info

Focuses on product development of technologies for people in less industrialized markets. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop previously established prototypes or technologies towards manufacturing-ready product designs. Topics are presented within the context of the developing world and include technology feasibility and scalability assessment; value chain analysis; product specification; design for affordability, manufacturability, usability, and desirability; and product testing and manufacturing at various scales. Lessons are experiential and case study-based; taught by instructors with field experience and by industry experts from product development consulting firms and the consumer electronics industry.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.729 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by H. Quintus-Bosz, M. McCambridge and M. Yang.

Lecture occurs 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in N51-350.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the D-Lab site.

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