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This course introduces students to the fundamental issues of designing products for the toy industry. Students are introduced to brainstorming around existing product niches, emerging technologies, or mechanical movements. Students are also introduced to the ideation process through sketching, modelmaking, and prototyping and presentations. Course assignments cover a broad range of toy markets from educational to plush toys to action toys and novelty products. This is an extraordinary course intended to give students the opportunity to design particularly for the toy industry while focusing on many of the traditional skills a product designer needs.