Product Design One-Year/Semester CourseAccademia Riaci (Florence, Italy)
- Florence (Italy)
Taught in Italian or English
Product designers develop a wide spectrum of design solutions that meet current demands and anticipate the future needs of society. Their designs must incorporate the effective use of materials and technology, allow for manufacturing constraints, and provide a clear advantage to existing solutions. One-year program in Product design, which leads to the professional diploma, is noted for combining theory and practice, taking a process-oriented approach, and focusing on social and environmental responsibility. The program consists of courses in design theory and practice, as well as support courses in the humanities, the physical and natural sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences. The responsive curriculum maintains a balance between technical, aesthetic, and humanistic aspects and keeps pace with the leading edge of design technology by anticipating developments in the field. The program participates in collaborative projects with industry challenging students with real life design problems. Product design students have an active chapter, which plans lecture programs, and organizes field trips to corporate design offices.