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Integrated Product Development

ARTDES 516 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 0
Instructor(s): Tharp, Stephanie
Schedule: Mon 4:30p-6:30p
Modality: Hybrid


Fall 2021

Inte­grated Prod­uct Devel­op­ment is a cross-dis­ci­pli­nary expe­ri­en­tial prod­uct design and devel­op­ment course in which cross-func­tional teams of art & design, busi­ness, and engi­neer­ing stu­dents design and man­u­fac­ture a fully-func­tional con­sumer prod­uct; design and cost out its man­u­fac­tur­ing process; place it in the con­text of a larger busi­ness pro­posal; and com­pete with their prod­uct against other stu­dent teams in an eco­nomic mar­ket com­pe­ti­tion. This course is spon­sored by the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’s Tauber Insti­tute and the Proc­tor & Gam­ble Foundation’s Higher Edu­ca­tion Grant Pro­gram. On the first day of class the instruc­tors spec­ify the prod­uct mar­ket in which all teams will com­pete, and the con­straints and guide­lines that each team must adhere to. Instruc­tion is via a com­bi­na­tion of lec­tures and lab­o­ra­tory (hands-on) exercises.
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