EC.729 D-Lab: Design for Scale
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.
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.
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