Prototype to Product: Design and Entrepreneurship

COURSE DATES: June 26 to July 9, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 9, 2017

  • Develop and prototype innovative ideas with the goal of seeing your products come to market.
  • Experienced designer-entrepreneurs will lead students in ideation and practical product development. New technologies and opportunities such as rapid prototyping and crowdfunding will be discussed.
  • Gain an understanding of how new products are developed, from concept to manufacture and market.
  • Work on brand and identity development.
  • This course will culminate in a public presentation of student work.

COURSE NUMBER/CREDITS
undergrad: ART 421/3 units
graduate: ART 621/3 units

MATERIALS FEE
$75

WHO SHOULD APPLY
This course is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students in industrial/product design, architecture, engineering and related fields of design; as well as students interested in product development, small business, and entrepreneurship. Upper level high school students and community members are welcome to apply. A basic understanding of design process and some sketching skills are helpful. Some knowledge of design related software (Adobe CS and/or modeling software) is useful but not necessary.

HOW TO APPLY
1) Submit a brief resume, a bio, and a 200-word description of why you are interested in this course.
2) Upload the materials listed in step one with your completed Registration Form by May 1, 2017.

COURSE COORDINATOR
Professor Hsiao-Yun Chu
hychu@sfsu.edu
415-338-2211

GUEST ARTISTS

Mark Kelleybase-object.myshopify.com
Mark Kelley is an industrial designer based in San Francisco with a client list encompassing both local startups and global corporations. His company, Studio MK, provides industrial design, product development, conceptualization, and prototyping services.

Richard Liuwww.dsptch.com/pages/about-us
Richard Liu is a seasoned softgoods designer and founder of DSPTCH, “a design and manufacturing company with the vision to create highly functional and durable bags, cases, and accessories to accommodate the modern professional and traveler. Drawing on military inspiration, our products are designed with utility in mind and to last a lifetime.” DSPTCH products are fabricated entirely in the United States, mostly in San Francisco and Los Angeles.