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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 17, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

EDFD313 Soft Goods Design 3cr.

This course explores the intersection of industrial design and fashion design to enhance
the overall product-consumer experience. This will spark the creation of products that feel
natural, function intuitively, and resonate with the targeted consumer. The course will explore
technology by surveying smart textiles, data collecting sensors and product communication
techniques based on current and future trends like ‘wearables’.
The course will start with a Design Brief and directed research to understand the user in
the context of the topic, develop user empathy and identify problems/opportunities as well as
market challenges for a specific industry sector. Low-fidelity prototyping and sketching will be
used to communicate final solutions.

The goal of this course is to collaborate between the two disciplines through the understanding of
the design process and the utilization of team strategies. Specific expertise will be brought in
based on the semester’s Design Brief.

Prerequisites: EDFD257

Spring Only