Environmental Product of Design (EPOD)

Courses

EPOD 2004 (3) History and Theory of Environmental Products of Design

Provides a general overview of the theories that inform design, while focusing on 20th century history and theory around the making of products.

Requisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design (ARPLU) undergraduate students only.
Recommended: Corequisite EPOD 2100.

EPOD 2100 (6) Studio 1: Foundations of Environmental Products of Design

Immersive, project based studio environment where students focus on the design of products at a human scale with an emphasis on more advanced 3D modeling, parametric design, advanced visualization, and file-to-factory fabrication methods.

Requisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design major or minor students only.
Recommended: Corequisite EPOD 2004.

EPOD 3100 (6) Studio 2: Intermediate Environmental Products of Design

Introduces students to innovative emerging technologies and techniques in digital fabrication and design through a project-based studio environment. Students will be asked to develop design solutions that could be leveraged to benefit humanity through material investigations, cradle-to-cradle methodology, and more advanced methods in design optimization.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) major or minor students only.

EPOD 3101 (3) Ethics and Professional Responsibilities for Environmental Products of Design

This course investigates the consequences of designing new products in light of current societal and environmental problems. Students are exposed to issues related to resources, materials, fabrication methods, and product life-cycle from an aesthetic, ethical, and environmental perspective.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.

EPOD 3105 (3) Applied Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship for Environmental Products of Design

Exposes students to innovation and entrepreneurial practices around the topic of Environmental Products of Design through applied design thinking.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.

EPOD 4012 (3) EPOD Capstone Proposal Seminar

Exposes students to research and development methodologies related to Environmental Products of Design. Students conduct thorough analysis of a user base, asses environmental impact of their design idea while developing a strategy for branding and fabrication. Finally, a proposal for a design solution of an identified problem is be presented which sets the thematic groundwork for the final Capstone Studio, EPOD 4100.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) major or minor students only.

EPOD 4100 (6) Studio 3: Capstone in Environmental Products of Design

Expanding on the design research presented in the Capstone Proposal course, students fully develop and build an innovative prototype of their design solution.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of EPOD 3100 and 4012 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design major or minor students only.