University of Cincinnati, MA Design Y1 Process
The industrial Design studio called ‘Homegrown’ exposes students to the design process from research to ideation all the way to small batch production. The studio allows students with the flexibility to work at their own pace but also pushes them to plan for their own timeline, deadlines and deliverables.
The flexibility in the studio provides students with exposure to production planning and timeline evaluation, two design activities that are hard to teach yet are necessarily in the professional field. This experience allows students to plan, evaluate and manage their own design process within the studio. This exposes students to critical thinking, managing process and process awareness.