Product Design Summer Camp 2018

(02/07/18 – 13/07/18)

Programme Summary

During the last decades the global tendencies in Product Design are heading towards the understanding of the actual consumer needs and the creative incorporation of these requirements in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is deemed necessary to adopt an integral approach to the development of new products, and more specifically a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competences. The participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino 3D), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artefacts of high specifications. The aforementioned specifications ought to combine functionality, economy, entrepreneurship and of course high aesthetic qualities. Considering the above requirements, an interdisciplinary team of academics and design professionals will offer lectures and project guidance transmitting their knowledge and experience in the ever-growing field of product design. The high level of teaching by internationally acclaimed academics and professionals, coupled with the technological infrastructure at the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki guarantee the success of the programme and aspire to equip the participants with a valuable experience for their further development in the field.

The aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to make the participants better acquainted with aspects of Product Design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. In the course of the programme, the latest research on product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and praxis in a hands-on approach.

Programme Topics & Structure
  • Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • 3D modelling – 3D printing – Rendering
  • Engineering – CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
  • Product Identity – Branding – Packaging

The topics and structure is discussed in detail in the schedule.

Working Hours

Dates: 02/07/18 – 13/07/18

Monday to Friday
17:00 – 21:00
Lectures
10:00 – 17:00 Group work sessions (optional)

Every theme will be discussed over two consecutive days

For the period of 2 weeks (Monday to Friday) 10 lectures will be offered (17.00-21.00 hrs). Total duration of lectures is 40 hours, plus a 30-hour workload of individual work on design projects and documentation. The computer lab and prototyping will be at the disposal of the students upon arrangement to complete their projects within the duration of the 2 weeks.

Lectures will be in English and will be held at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Subject Topics and Programme Structure

The central axis of the Life-long learning program and the courses to be taught are the following:

Date Schedule Hours Lecturer
Monday 2 July Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship or Disciplined Entrepreneurship (DE) is a term that describes a 24-step process for building, leading and sustaining an Innovation-Driven Enterprise or IDE. These businesses may involve technology innovation, but are often built upon innovative processes or business models to address national and / or global markets.

The students will participate in an immersive, hands on and blended learning process that involves team formation and group exercises, designed around the IDE integrated, comprehensive and proven framework for developing the product to launch a new venture that can be accelerated through this rigorous framework that also allows for individuality and variability in the outcome.

17:00-21:00 Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos
Founder of Shakesteer (Strategic Innovation Consultancy)
Tuesday 3 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Tuesday 3 July Product Development

Introduction to product design, presentation of examples drawn from the work of Athanasios Babalis, and launch of the design project. Participants will be asked to design an object  (design basics, research and development, concept development)

17:00-21:00 Athanasios Babalis

www.ababalis.com
www.shibui.ch

Wednesday 4 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Wednesday 4 July Product Development

Continuation of the design project with analysis and development of the ideas and final sketches. Presentation of ideas and discussion
(Concept development, Materials, Sketching, Production considerations)

17:00-21:00 Athanasios Babalis

www.ababalis.com
www.shibui.ch

Thursday 5 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Thursday 5 July 3D modeling in Rhinoceros

Introduction to Rhinoceros, menus and user interface, examples and exericises. Drawing organization in layers, selection tools, and snaps (ortho, grid).
Geometric modeling, focus on curves (degrees of curvature and control points) and geometric continuity (tangency, curvature). Exercises with modeling everyday objects.

17:00-21:00 Dr Ioanna Symeonidou
Visiting Professor, International Hellenic University
Authorized trainer of McNeel Rhinoceros 3D
Friday 6 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Friday 6 July 3D modeling in Rhinoceros

3D surfaces, surface creation (revolve, extrude, sweep, loft) and editing (blend, offset, fillet, boolean operations). Modeling of more complex objects
Preparation of a model for 3D printing and laser cutting.
3D printing at the Prototyping Lab of the International Hellenic University

17:00-21:00 Dr Ioanna Symeonidou
Visiting Professor, International Hellenic University
Authorized trainer of McNeel Rhinoceros 3D
Date Schedule Hours Lecturer
Monday 9 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Monday 9 July CAD – CAE & Reverse Engineering

Computer Aided Engineering
Different reverse engineering techniques and hands-on experience with 3D scanners

17:00-21:00 Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis
Visiting Professor, International Hellenic University
Tuesday 10 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Tuesday 10 July Branding – Packaging

Introduction to product branding packaging
Graphic design and logo creation
Packaging techniques and labeling

17:00-21:00 Athanasios Tsampoukas
Dolphins Communication Design
http://www.dolphinsonline.gr
Wednesday 11 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Wednesday 11 July Packaging

Packaging project
Packaging cutting patterns
Laser cutting in groups at the Prototyping Lab of the International Hellenic University

17:00-21:00 Athanasios Tsampoukas
Dolphins Communication Design
http://www.dolphinsonline.gr
Thursday 12 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Thursday 12 July Pitch Presentation Preparation Day

Full day dedicated to the preparation of the pitch presentation. Lab sessions and rehearsals.

17:00-21:00 IHU staff and assistants
Friday 13 July Optional working session at the School Computer Lab 10.00-17.00
Friday 13 July Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship – Group Presentations

Full class dedicated to pitching the product designs in groups and as part of a coherent business venture to Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos following the IDE framework taught during the first day of the programme. An evaluation session will follow your group presentations by Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos

17:00-21:00 Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos
Founder of Shakesteer (Strategic Innovation Consultancy)

 Lab Technical Support – Emmanouil Tzimtzimis

Participation fees

The tuition fees for students are 230€ and for professionals 280€.

Accepted participants will be notified by e-mail and their place will be reserved upon payment of the tuition fee.

Participants will have to cover their own travel, accommodation and everyday expenses. The tuition fees cover the use of Computer Lab and Prototyping Lab during the Summer Camp duration, as well as some of the materials to be used for 3D printing and laser cutting.

Application Procedure

Product Design Summer Camp 2018 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in Product Design will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail in the next 10 working days upon receiving their application.

The course is open to a maximum of 30 participants whilst IHU reserves the right to postpone the Summer Camp for the following year, in case a minimum enrollment is not achieved by Friday 15 June 2018.

In order to apply, you need to:

Complete the Online Form

Contact

Telephone: +30 2310 807527 | lifelong@ihu.edu.gr

Course Credits

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) in order to obtain 4 ECTS credits.

According to Life-long learning regulation (ΦΕΚ 2144/11-06-2018), for awarding the certificate of attendance for class-based or distance learning programs, attendance is compulsory and the percentage of absence from the programme may not exceed 10% of the planned hours of training.

Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.