PRODUCT DESIGN ESSENTIALS
Parsons faculty, together with design experts from leading organizations, help you build knowledge and skills, explore key trends shaping the future of product design, and gain an understanding of how design, manufacturing, and marketing components work together within the product creation process.
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Accelerate Your Career

Gain expertise in key areas including:

  • Design thinking
  • User scenarios
  • Prototyping
  • Packaging

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Curriculum
Learn to ask the right questions to understand the user, market, production options; to establish user needs, goals and criteria; and to anticipate risks and roadblocks.
Learn how to take research and raw ideas to generate a wide spectrum of ideas and create a broad field of options for testing and ultimately selection.
Explore how to perfect the design, define form and dimensions, choose materials, resolve production obstacles. generate a digital 3D model, and create a functional prototype.
Learn about finalizing the product specs and how creating precise documentation plays a crucial role in fabrication, costing, product development, marketing, and sales.
Explore the value of harvesting post-project insights and the role it plays in future projects — from revising documentation to refining metrics to revamping marketing and promotion.
Invest in your career. 
On YOUR schedule.
The program includes 5 online course modules, and related skill-building activities. Each module is 3-5 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from Parsons.

Build Expertise

Learn from leading academic and business experts with on-demand video lessons, and develop real-world skills through self-paced projects and assignments.

Gain Insight

Gain practical understanding through real-world case studies and examples, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your career goals from the biggest names in the business.

Set Yourself Apart

Earn a Certificate of Completion from the world-renowned Parsons, the #1 ranked art and design school in the US, to add to your profile and help you stand out from the crowd.

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