Greece, Hermoupolis, Syros island

Industrial Product Design and Concept Development

when 6 July 2015 - 13 July 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 200

A successfully designed product should comply with various aesthetics and functional standards, meet environmental constraints and cover the current trends and complex demands of nowadays. PRODECT’ 15 Summer School addresses the most important and up-to-date methodologies and technologies that are employed during product design focusing on the conceptual and preliminary design phases. Additionally, the course provides introductory lectures covering the basic phases of detailed design. On the basis of the above, the course is divided in four thematic sections: (i) Concept Development, (ii) Preliminary Design, (iii) Creative Design, and (iv) Detail Design.

The course is structured in lectures, where basic methodologies are analyzed, and workshops (product development studios), where the trainees will be familiarized with brainstorming techniques and modern computer-based design methods and technologies. A product-design project will run from the first day of the school encouraging the participants to develop a new product that will meet modern needs.

Course leader

Philip Azariadis-Topaloglou

Target group

The program is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students (already enrolled in a Masters/Ph.D. program) or Professionals in the field of product design, architecture, and engineering in general.

Course aim

• To provide theoretical and practical knowledge on:
• Product Design methodologies
• Concept and Preliminary Design Methodologies
• Brief Design and Analysis
• Analysis of target group
• Creative-Design Computational Tools
• Product Visualization Techniques
• Parametric Product Modeling
• Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Techniques

Credits info

All students that will successfully fulfill course requirements will receive ECTS credits. The actual number will be announced on the website of the summer school.

Fee info

EUR 200: The registration fees for students enrolling in undergraduate, M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs. The fees cover the following:
• Eight days at the PRODECT summer school.
• Seminars by international experts.
• All reading material and presentations in electronic format.
• One welcome and one farewell dinner.
• Coffee breaks.
• One scientific excursion.
• USB with all electronic material and backpack.
• Administrative and technical assistant throughout the summer school.
EUR 250: For professionals. The fees cover the following:
• Eight days at the PRODECT summer school.
• Seminars by international experts.
• All reading material and presentations in electronic format.
• One welcome and one farewell dinner.
• Coffee breaks.
• One scientific excursion.
• USB with all electronic material and backpack.
• Administrative and technical assistant throughout the summer school.