Industrial designers/product designers create a wide variety of consumer products that are used daily such as headphones and bluetooth speakers, sports footwear and eyewear, and automobiles and motorbikes.
You will learn in a hands-on environment, with many of your design projects involving industry collaboration to ensure real-world relevance. You will develop skills such as model making and computer-aided design (CAD), and further develop and refine your sketching abilities and design thinking. A variety of techniques for resolving design challenges are taught.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Design, document and communicate high quality interior design propositions of varying size, scope and complexity employing principles of evidence-based design methodology.
Select and employ appropriate visual languages to investigate, analyze, interpret, develop and articulate ideas for two and three-dimensional projects.
Produce sophisticated design proposals emphasizing three-dimensional quality of space achieved through architectural detailing.
Integrate sustainable practices in the design process and demonstrate leadership by educating users in these principles.
Analyze the complexity of forces – economic, political, physiological, sociological and technological – which influence the design of the physical environment.
Select appropriate methods and materials to achieve the technical functionality and aesthetically pleasing built environment.
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between human behaviour and the built environment and the implications in preparing design solutions.
Assess the implications for interior design presented by key developments in current and emerging materials, media and technologies and in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary design practice.
Employ effective and professional communication skills and techniques to interact, negotiate and undertake collaborative efforts including meaningful discussion of one’s work in an open studio environment, with audiences, clients, markets, end-users and team members.
Confidently employ appropriate professional accountability, personal and business ethics demonstrating competency of industry practices.
Employ appropriate conventions of measurement, scale, site measuring, drafting and volumetric manipulation through a variety of manual and digital modeling techniques.
Design to exceed the minimum standards of applicable laws, codes, regulations, and practices that protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the process of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, ideation, rationalization and implementation of design solutions.
Source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate, manipulate and manage information from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary.
Analyze information and experiences in order to articulate an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument supporting a design issue or creative interior design solution.
This program includes a work placement of 420 hours in the summer between year three and four.
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You’ll learn from professors who have real-world experience and are active in the industry. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.View Faculty Credentials
PhD (Materials Science and Engineering) – University of Toronto
MASc. – University of Toronto
BASc. – University of Toronto
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MA (Industrial Design) – The Pratt Institute, NY
BA (Fine Arts) – SUNY New Paltz, NY
MDes (Multimedia Design) – Swinburne University, Australia
BA (Industrial Design) – RMIT University, Australia
MA (Adult Education) – Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA
BSc (Industrial Design) – Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
Ph.D - Computer Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
MDes – Industrial Design Centre Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
BEng – CRCE, Bombay University, Bombay, India
Special Certificate in Industrial Design – Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
Diploma (Honours) - Ontario College of Art and Design
MA (Industrial Design) - UIAH University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
Diploma of Industrial Design - Southeast University, China
RCA MA – Royal College of Art, England, UK
Diploma (Honours) - Ontario College of Art and Design
MA (Art History) – York University
BA - Honours (Art History) – Queen's University
Advanced Diploma (Interior Design) – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
MDes – Royal College of Art, London, UK
Diploma (Honours) – Ontario College of Art and Design
Advanced Diploma (Industrial Design) – Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Advanced Diploma (Architectural Design Techology) – Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Our program will give you a competitive advantage in finding employment. Humber graduates are in demand by employers not only for their design thinking, but for their skills, such as:
A recap of the capstone event featuring our 2018 graduating classes thesis projects, and more!
Students with a passion for automotive design can elect to take an Automotive Design Studio in each of the last 4 semesters of the program.
The automotive option at Humber is the only one offered in Canada, with dedicated studio projects with companies such as GMC and Kiska, a world-ranked design studio in Austria.
Take a look at some of our Automotive Work here.
Take a look at an automotive studio session with international design firm Kiska here.
Many of the design studios have industry collaboration, which ensures real-world experiences. In some cases it can bring an opportunity to have your design manufactured.
The past year, Umbra and Canadian Tire created an excellent opportunity which resulted in 3 student teams of two to have their design manufactured.
Take a look at the winners for the Umbra Competitions
Design trips to Europe and Asia are done annually in April. These trips involve various design aspects, from visiting design studios and companies, as well as seeing cultural spots along the way. Our students come back enriched with new cultures and new ideas from their travels.
Some places visited include Germany, England, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Japan.
Click here to view photos from our trips!
Ooyavah Inc., an Ontario business specializing in 3D technology, was developing an Apple iPad case that allows glasses-free viewing of 3D content. This innovative product is the result of a collaboration between Ooyavah and Humber's Industrial Design Program.
Humber faculty member and lead product designer Odin Cappello coached the industrial design students throughout the design process.
Click here to learn more about this project.
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