The tools required to design and prototype unique new products are friendlier and more accessible than ever before, so don't wait for others to turn your great idea into the next big thing.
In a step-by-step case study with live demonstrations, NextFab will show you how CAD, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, and Arduino microcontrollers are combined to make a complete personalized urban lifestyle product.
This event is a part of Philly Tech Week 2013, a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia. The annual week of events is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.
6 Tuesdays : October 22nd - November 26th, 7PM-9PM
Join us for our very first industrial design course at NextFab Studio with renowned industrial designer, Peter Bressler!
This 6-part course is an introduction to industrial design that will take you through the entire design process, including: research, feature analysis, need identification, ideation, concept sketching, modeling, prototyping, critique, and refinement.
Participants will design a new coat hook using an iterative process, while considering the goals of functionality, usability, aesthetics, ease of installation and manufacture.
October 22nd : Introduction to industrial design, coat hanger project, ideation
October 29th : Product research, feature analysis, design criteria, concept sketching
November 5th : Concept presentation, rough manual modeling, 2D and 3D design
November 12th: Analysis, critique, correction and refinement
November 19th : Presentation skills, prototype production and finishing
November 26th : Final presentation and critique
Peter Bressler is an Industrial Designer with over 40 years of experience in functional innovation, creating communication through aesthetics, and application of human factors and materials and manufacturing processes. From 1970 through 2012 he founded and led Bresslergroup, a product research, design and development firm in Philadelphia. The firm's projects have received over 50 Awards for design and engineering and Peter himself has either authored or coauthored over 75 utility and design patents.
His participation as an officer at the national level in the Industrial Designers Society of America has resulted in election to the Academy of Fellows and receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter participated in the creation of and since 2006 has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania..
Under the banner of PBressler, LLC, Peter is now providing product design & development consulting and Intellectual property expert witness services.
This course is limited to 10 people, members only. Not a member? Select the "Admission + 3 Month Membership" ticket and receieve a 3 month membership to NextFab Studio as well as admission to Peter Bressler's course (a $937 value)!