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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.00B (Spring 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Toy Product Design 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Barry Kudrowitz
    Prof. David Wallace 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.00B Toy Product Design

    Spring 2008

    Course Highlights

    2.00B Toy Product Design

    Spring 2008

    MIT Toy Lab logo: a rubik's cube.
    The MIT ToyLab logo. (Image by Barry Kudrowitz.)

    Course Description

    Toy Product Design is a MIT Public Service Center service learning design course offered in the Spring semester. This course, previously listed as SP.778, is an introduction to the product design process with a focus on designing for play and entertainment.

    In this course, students work in small teams of 5-6 members to design and prototype new toys. Students work closely with a local sponsor, an elementary school, and experienced mentors on a themed toy design project. Students will be introduced to the product development process, including determining customer needs; brainstorming; estimation; sketching; sketch modeling; concept development; design aesthetics; detailed design; prototyping; and written, visual, and oral communication.

    At the end of the course, students present their toy products at the Playsentations to toy designers, engineers, elementary school children and the MIT community.

    For more information about this course, see the 2.00B Web site.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mov, and .mp4.


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