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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Product Design and Innovation

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam


Product Design and Innovation course is intended to introduce overall awareness of the product design process. This course will give an understanding of methods, tools and techniques applied in product design. This course includes overview of innovation, product design process,user study, need/problem identification, development of design brief, understanding competitive benchmarking, aspects of human factors in product design, tools for creative concept generation, prototyping/model making and evaluation techniques for user-product interaction.This course will be explained with lectures including case studies and hands-on exercises. This will help students to generate creative ideas in to product design, considering human factors aspects.




Week 1: Introduction to Innovation, Design Inspired Innovation and User Innovation,Product DesignWeek 2: Introduction to User Study- Problem and Need Identification, Contextual Enquiry, Physical ModelWeek 3: Importance and overview of Human Factors/ Ergonomics in Product Design, Physical ergonomics Principles and Issues, Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Human Factors with respect to Product DesignWeek 4: Creative Techniques and Tools for Concept Generation and Concept Evaluation in Product Design,Tools and Techniques for Prototyping,Evaluation Tools and Techniques for User-Product Interaction

Taught by

Prof. Supradip Das, Prof. Swati Pal, Prof. Debayan Dhar

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