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Best Online Courses in Product Design 2019

While many students choose to hold off on their career to earn a degree, others choose to focus on advancing their working lives at the same time as studying. Taking online courses is an excellent option for these students because it offers more time to work.

What is an online course in product design? With a focus in engineering, a course in product design teaches students about the ergonomics and practicality of different objects. Students learn to design their own products as well as follow instructions from clients and supervisors to fulfill needs. A focus can also be placed on the aesthetics of products, rather than the practicality.

The benefit of taking online courses is that students are pursuing two goals simultaneously. After graduation, those who earned a degree though online courses often enjoy the same career benefits as if they took a traditional program. A higher salary is possible and more advanced positions may be available.

Because the cost of earning a degree in product design varies as much as it does, ample research is recommended before enrolling. You should look into how the school and program of your choice, as well as the country and length of study, will influence your tuition and fees.

While studying the field of product design prepares students to be product designers, there are many different areas that require such a professional. Many large corporations hire product designers to work with clients and develop a plan for production. Jobs are also available working in the manufacturing factories or on management teams. While it is possible to work as a freelance product designer, there are much fewer opportunities for this kind of work.

In order to complete your product design education, find the right program for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

Whether you are interested designing your own collection or working for a company, our Product Development lessons will teach you how to manage the business development o ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

While Draping is the three-dimensional method of creating your designs, pattern making is the two-dimensional method. It's also a critical input into the manufacturing pr ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
TU Delft Open & Online Education

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design appr ... [+]

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design approach where your own vision plays a central role. This course provides training for professional designers and other innovation professionals in the design method 'Vision in Product Design' (ViP). ViP is a method developed at TU Delft that forces you to examine the ideas underlying your design in great detail, before coming to a manifestation: What exactly is it that you want people to understand, experience or do? The rationale behind this method is designing for the future. The majority of institutional design today is focused on a human-centered approach, using user research as the primary input for designing products and services. However, this approach is not foolproof, especially when designing for a future context which users cannot predict and/or do not have an explicit vision for. Instead of trying to formulate a product idea that matches the goal, the ViP method asks the designer to come up with a vision of the relationship between the user and the product, and then use that vision as the basis for your design. The ViP design approach is grounded in three basic principles:... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
4 weeks
Online
TU Delft Open & Online Education

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-produc ... [+]

Cultural sensitivity and understanding can stimulate the potential for innovation in new product and service design. This course will show you how!

Could a valuable (and healthy) innovative idea, such as the use of hot air technology to fry food be adopted worldwide? Can indigenous patterns and other forms of native art be used to decorate products regardless of their context and meaning? Can the way we look at and compare cultural differences and practices be a source of inspiration in product and service design?

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
7 weeks
Online