Spain, Madrid

Introduction to product design: a sun shade for Madrid Rio

when 27 June 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1395

In your first week, you will discover Madrid’s key design locations and learn to generate, develop, and defend your design ideas, using simple tools to represent your ideas, from freehand drawings to block models.
During your second week, you will experiment with your own hands, using basic design materials and fabrication techniques to produce designs and small models for a real project: an urban sun shade that will be installed in the Madrid Rio urban park (Prize Veronica Rudge 2015 for sustainable urban spaces, Harvard University) to protect pedestrians from the summer sun and heat.
The workshops will be held at the School of Architecture, Engineering and Design of the Universidad Europea and in locations in the center of Madrid such as Matadero Madrid or DIMAD.

Course leader

UEM faculty TBD

Target group

Aimed at future design students, this course is conceived as a project-based learning process, where students will design and work with their hands, using materials that are simple to use and manipulate.

Course aim

This course will introduce you to product design and to its related creative methodologies, through a project-based learning approach.

Fee info

EUR 1395: Course Fee
EUR : Accommodation Fee (different options available)