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Apr 17, 2014

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Apr 16, 2014

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Mar 28, 2014

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Explore the best works and latest ideas by students in our renowned Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and Graphic Design programs at the 2014 Spring Design Shows public opening at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA this Tuesday, Apr. 22 from 5-7pm. More info. at http://ow.ly/vVsGC.

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Apr 15, 2014

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Mar 28, 2014

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Apr 11, 2014

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2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Academics . Industrial Design . Courses

Industrial Design Courses

3D Modeling 1.1

Course No. IND303  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert

This course focused on introducing students to 3D digital modeling for the industrial design profession. It employs a surface modeling approach using Auto Desk Alias Design software to create multiple class driven projects. Study consists of a lecture/demo format in a computer lab environment. In class work will emphasize key modeling concepts and will be supplemented with student-driven projects intended to develop practical application strategies and skills. Junior standing is required for registration of this class. Offered junior fall.

3D Modeling 1.2

Course No. IND304  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 1.1

This course is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling (IND303) course with an emphasis on an expanded knowledge of surface modeling techniques. An emphasis will be placed on surface continuity and transition, in addition to exploration of organic forms. Students will acquaint themselves with the process of preparing and exporting files for output. Rapid prototyping will be introduced with and opportunity to created physical parts using an on site three-dimensional printer. Additional methods and resources for rapid prototyping will also be introduced. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 1.1). Offered junior spring.

3D Modeling 2.1

Course No. IND403  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 1.2

This advanced digital modeling course offers the option to continue surface modeling using Auto Desk ALIAS (for students interested in automotive design) or Solid Works to for those interested in gaining exposure to solid modeling (for students interested in product design). The ALIAS option will include advanced methods for exterior surfacing, while the Solid Works option will focus on the user interface and basic solid modeling procedures. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 1.2). Offered senior fall.

3D Modeling 2.2

Course No. IND404  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 2.1

This is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling course (IND403) with an option to continue Auto Desk ALIAS Automotive (for automotive design) or Solid works (for product design). The Auto Desk ALIAS Automotive option will focus on advanced presentation rendering techniques for automotive design including key frame animation and rendering procedures. Projects will culminate in fully modeled exterior or interior design presented as a finished animation of students own design. The Solid Works option will focus on surface modeling techniques and the differences and advantages of combining solids with surface modeling techniques. Areas of study will include surfacing tools loft and boundary and continuity options for curvature and 3D sketching. Additionally advanced editing techniques will be explored. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 2.1). Offered senior spring.

Communication Skills

Course No. IND285  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Peter McEachen | Robert Martinez

This course will focus on the development of effective visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Industrial Design 1.1. Offered sophomore fall.

Communication Skills

Course No. IND286  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Dennis Futo | Peter McEachen | Robert Martinez
Prerequisite(s) Communication Skills

This course is an extension of Fall Communication Skills and will focus on the development of effective visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on exploring and communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, orthographic drawing, modeling and verbal/visual presentation. Digital communication tools and techniques will be introduced, including the use of digital drawing tablets. Studio time will include demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Coursework is designed to align with projects in Industrial Design 1.2. (prerequisite: Communications Skills 1.1). Offered sophomore spring.

Design as Entrepreneurship I

Course No. DES356X  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan

The goal of this course is to integrate the disciplines of art, craft and design in a new form of creative practice. Through studio and seminar work we will focus on creative projects that can impact organizations and society at large. We will develop design and management skills, exploring the interdisciplinary relationship of design, innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship as a practice means inventing new ideas and developing them in ways that benefit people. Students will work in teams and will develop meaningful products that serve human beings in everyday life. We will explore tangible and intangible products that are useful, usable, and desirable. Intangible products may include human interactions, services, or systems—exploring the relationships among people, their activities, and the environment within which they live. Open to all juniors and seniors.

Design as Entrepreneurship II

Course No. DES357X  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kaja Tooming Buchanan

The goal of this course is to integrate the disciplines of art, craft and design in a new form of creative practice. Through studio and seminar work we will focus on creative projects that can impact organizations and society at large. We will develop design and management skills, exploring the interdisciplinary relationship of design, innovation and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship as a practice means inventing new ideas and developing them in ways that benefit people. Students will work in teams and will develop new meaningful products that serve human beings in everyday life. We will explore tangible and intangible products that are useful, usable, and desirable. Intangible products may include human interactions, services, or systems — exploring the relationships among people, their activities, and the environment within which they live.

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA Industrial Design grad Andrew Schad '13 already has a job at Chrysler, but the product he invented as a student, along with two CWRU engineering majors, is making a splash and attracting investors.

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Daniel Cuffaro

Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design

Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy an...more

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