From one to many, industrial but unique
The transition from individual production to industrial production requires different planning processes than traditional production processes. The designer is required to control the product design more than the craftsmanship.
He needs to understand the raw materials, the production technologies, and the assembly (as well as the marketing and pricing ) but still keep his design vision.
How do we take an idea and disassemble it into production? How can production technologies be used as a design advantage and not as a drawback?
A practical and theoretical course covering three primary raw materials: wood, metal, and plastic.
In each chapter, we will learn about the transition from a single production to an industrial creation; in each chapter, we will learn briefly about the common technologies, their history, and the meanings of proper planning in the material.
Each chapter includes a practical exercise, theoretical lectures, studio classes, and visits to factories producing with relevant technologies.
The class is intended for all departments other than industrial design; the course includes workshop work and experience with relevant materials.
The course also includes tours on Fridays.