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What should you look for in product design courses?

“Design is not just what it looks like & feels like. Design is how it works.”-Steve Jobs

Product designers play a role in the making of just about every product on the market. They combine visual arts, problem-solving and mechanical abilities to create products that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. A student of product design needs to empathize with users, define pain points and create wireframes and prototypes to come up with a solution. A product design course can help students kick-start their careers. Product designers are offered quite lucrative salaries, especially at companies such as Facebook and Google that depend heavily on product design. Data reveals that product design is among the top 15 in-demand jobs in 2021. Pursuing product design courses gives students the broad theoretical knowledge and the practical skillset that they need to create new products.

 

If you are interested in product design courses, here are a few things that you should look for:

  • Areas of mastery: In the product industry, specialisations are very important. Make sure the university you choose offers specialisation of your choice. Find out what courses a particular college offers. At good design schools, you can choose your areas of specialisation and give your career a defined direction.

 

  • Infrastructure: Make sure that the college has well-equipped labs to facilitate the learning process. At Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), we have a product design lab, Wacom digital lab, high-tech 3D printing lab and advanced laser labs. We also have a well-equipped library where students have access to relevant product design publications.

 

  • Highly skilled faculty: Getting trained under faculty who have good experience in the field of product design will inevitably be a huge influence on your own career. Therefore, while looking for product design programs, research about the experience of the faculties, their areas of interest and whether they have worked as product designers. Knowing about your potential teachers’ perspectives before signing up for a course will give you a rough idea of your course of learning.

 

  • Accreditation: Accreditation helps ensure that you’re receiving a high-quality education, that you’ll be able to transfer your credits to another accredited programme. Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) offers lateral entry admission for a limited number of seats in the 2nd Year of its B. Design programmes. The admissions are subject to availability of seats and will be allotted on choice-cum-merit basis.

 

  • Internship: Internships are important because they give you practical exposure to the real professional world. Getting to intern with companies while studying product design will give you a good training experience. Many colleges send their students to work with companies as a part of their training process. Make sure you check if your prospective product design school offers internship opportunities.

 

Pursue B.Design (B.Des.) Product Design from Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) to unleash your creativity and create solutions that are empathetic to the end-user. We, at UID, ensure that our students are well-acquainted with production techniques, aesthetics, and the emerging fields like Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. The course culminates in a graduation project that students make under the guidance of industry experts using state-of-the-art equipment.

 

 

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