University of Pennsylvania and coursera offers an online course on creation of artifacts. The course helps the students combine fundamental concepts with hands-on design challenges to become a better designer.
About the course:
This is a course aimed at making you a better designer. The course marries theory and practice, as both are valuable in improving design performance. Lectures and readings will lay out the fundamental concepts that underpin design as a human activity.
Weekly design challenges test your ability to apply those ideas to solve real problems. The course is deliberately broad - spanning all domains of design, including architecture, graphics, services, apparel, engineered goods, and products.
- Week 1: The Design Process
- Week 2: User Needs
- Week 3: Decomposition of User Needs
- Week 4: Concept Selection
- Week 5: Concept Testing
- Week 6: Aesthetics in Design
- Week 7: Brands
- Week 8: Introduction to Supply Chain and Costing
Duration: 8 weeks of study
Timings: 5 to 10 hours of work / week.
To apply, click here.