Product design is the study of how we interact with products and services. This course explores how we can use that knowledge to create and design better experiences for everyone.
This highly regarded course focuses on developing well-rounded designers with the skills and knowledge to produce both digital and physical products and services. User-centred research is at the centre of this course and you will work on researching, creating and evaluating new ideas and turning them into tangible inventions.
You will study aesthetics and sustainability as well as manufacturing through prototyping and basic electronics. Our lecturers and visiting professionals will give you a unique insight into product design and will help you to develop your direction as a designer.
You will learn technical skills through the completion of hands-on, practical work alongside presentation and pitching skills, and knowledge of the conceptual design process.
We asked students from Ravensbourne’s BA (Hons) Design Products course to design luminaries for education or the workplace.
Using The Guardian as a fictional client we created a future concept for printed media. Designing a service that produced a bespoke weekend newspaper for each customer.
BlackBook App demonstration
Collaborative project by Judith Buhmann & Alex Tatner.
Group Alpha Design Prototyping
Level 1 Design Prototyping "Chain Reaction" project using Arduino, interactive sound, and a variety of construction methods by current students Ruta Agulyte, Claudia Arach, Balazs Kovacz.
The Evolution Of Prototypes. James Dyson Awards 2015 - by Ross Whillis
Stratasys Connex Objet 260 3D Printer
Hear why the Ravensbourne College students benefit from the college-wide prototyping department's Stratasys Connex Objet 260 3D printing system and how it helps them to develop their creative skills by offering freedom of design.
Graduates most often work in product, packaging, and service design and user experience. For example our graduates often help to develop new gadgets, food packaging, and better customer experience in the finance industry.
- Seven BA (Hons) Product Design students recognised at this year’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Student Starpack Awards with a Ravensbourne student named ‘Best in Show’.
- BA (Hons) Product Design course student Alex Devane interning experience as a creative designer with award winning design and manufacturing company, Kesslers.