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    Columbia College Chicago
  Nov 18, 2017
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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21-2740 Toy Design

Toy design spans an array from traditional toys made of wood, metal, or stuffed fabric to board games and digital toys. This studio course focuses on the conceptualization of toys through sketch ideation and rendering as well as ‘works-like’ prototypes. Students brainstorm around existing product categories, emerging new technologies, board game dynamics, or adapting mechanical movements. Emphasis is placed on ‘pitching ideas’ versus creating finished working prototypes. Course assignments cover various toy markets from educational to plush toys to action toys and novelty products. This course is intended to introduce students to designing for the industry while focusing on traditional skills of product design.

3 Credits
PREREQUISITES: 22-1920 Making 2  or 22-1925 Making for Transfers  or 22-1210 Drawing for Non-Majors  and 22-1220 2-D Design for Non-Majors  and 22-1230 3-D Design for Non-Majors  or 22-1701 Product Design: Drawing I and 22-1220 2-D Design for Non-Majors  and 22-1230 3-D Design for Non-Majors 

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