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CS 377N

Introduction to the Design of Smart Products (ME 216M)

  • spring
  • 2019-2020

3 - 4 units

Letter or Credit/No Credit

This course will focus on the technical mechatronic skills as well as the human factors and interaction design considerations required for the design of smart products and devices. Students will learn techniques for rapid prototyping of smart devices, best practices for physical interaction design, fundamentals of affordances and signifiers, and interaction across networked devices. Students will be introduced to design guidelines for integrating electrical components such as PCBs into mechanical assemblies and consider the physical form of devices, not just as enclosures but also as a central component of the smart product. Prerequisites include: CS106A and E40 highly recommended, or instructor approval.

Course Prequisites


  • LEC

    • Monday Wednesday 3:30:00 PM - 5:20:00 PM @ Departmental Room with Evan Strasnick Sean Follmer

      Limited enrollment up to 35 students, by permission of Instructor, please attend first day of class. Class meets in 520-145 (d'Arbeloff Lab).

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