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This course focuses in depth on issues of form-appropriateness for user-centered design and manufacturing. Relying on case studies of a broad array of products, instruction exposes students to issues of ergonomics, kinesthetics, material selection, design for disassembly (DFD), and other issues that determine the interrelation of form, function, and production. Course is structured as a seminar with a smaller studio component where the principles discussed may be applied in shorter practical design projects.