Monday, March 27, 2017

Summer Design Innovation courses at Berkeley

Learn design innovation and technical skills at UC Berkeley this summer!

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is offering two hands-on summer courses — open to anyone, whether or not you're a current Berkeley student.

DES INV 22: Prototyping & Fabrication
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-5pm
Summer Session A (May 22 - June 30)

Explore a range of prototyping and fabrication techniques — including laser-cutting, 3D modeling and 3D printing, soldering, basic circuits, microcontrollers (Arduino), sensors and actuators, and interface mockups — as you make original projects. This entry-level course has no prerequisites and requires no previous experience.

DES INV 190E-001: Interactive Device Design
Mondays 3:30-6pm, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
Summer Session B (June 5 - August 11)

This advanced course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices. You’ll gain skills in key techniques, from 3D modeling and circuit board design to embedded software development and user interface programming, before diving into a design project. Programming experience is required, and you should have some background in at least one of three core skill areas (user interface design, 3D modeling, and electronics) before taking the course.