Professional Practices

Course Code: IDSN 3005

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course examines professional practices and practical studio conduct for industrial designers. The derivation and definition of professions are the framework in which contemporary and evolving roles and conventions are applied. The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario rules of professional practice and code of ethics are explored to expand and illuminate students' concepts of professional. A comparative analysis of the characteristics of industrial design organizations, such as the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), provides an international context and facilitates the promotion of professional development and the concept of lifelong learning. Guest speakers and international correspondence may be used to expand students' viewpoint of this profession. Included in this course are design contracts and a framework of legal concerns for designers.