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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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SEM: 42


Introduction to Product Design


A course designed to build an understanding of the product design process used by professional designers around the world. Course explores major steps including research and analysis, concept generation, design development, engineering principles, material fundamentals, mechanical layout, ergonomic principles, 2D design sketching and rendering, 3D model making, and presentation techniques. In this course students design an original product, from initial concept to final design. Students are guided through the design process via weekly assignments and project reviews with emphasis on developing innovative and compelling design solutions. Students develop their skills in the areas of thinking and communication, problem solving, design language, design aesthetics, and the principles of sustainable design. Also covers drawing techniques, perspective, composition, and professional communication techniques.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: TBD

Course Details
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Lab:
Section 1 Product Design
Instructor: Michael Kollins
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 16, 2015  -  November 18, 2015
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Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
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Non-Credit 35305 $435 Add to Cart
Certificate 35306 $475 Add to Cart
Credit 35307 $1320 Add to Cart
16 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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