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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.739J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Product Design and Development 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Sloan School of Management 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Steven Eppinger
    Prof. Thomas Roemer
    Prof. Warren Seering
    Prof. Matthew Kressy
  • Course Introduction:

  • 15.783J / 2.739J Product Design and Development

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features many resources from the class, including lecture notes for most sessions and an online textbook given in the readings section (Product Design and Development, co-written by Prof. Steven Eppinger). In addition, both projects guidelines and examples are available.

    Course Description

    Product Design and Development is a project-based course that covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of management, engineering, and industrial design students conceive, design and prototype a physical product. Class sessions are conducted in workshop mode and employ cases and hands-on exercises to reinforce the key ideas. Topics include identifying customer needs, concept generation, product architecture, industrial design, and design-for-manufacturing.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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