Product Design: Form and Ergonomics using Fusion 360
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Product Design: Form and Ergonomics using Fusion 360

Consider mass manufacturing and ergonomics while designing modular on-ear headphones using Autodesk Fusion 360
4.7 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,945 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain and practice product design processes and principles, such as ergonomics, ideation, prototyping, testing, refinement, manufacture and presentation
  • Describe types of mass manufacture and processes associated with the headphone design
  • Describe three aspects of sustainable design including product lifecycle analysis, whole systems thinking and green materials selection
  • Develop necessary knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 to design and digitally prototype a new headphone solution for mass manufacture
  • Apply Fusion 360 parametric and freeform tools to designing a new headphone product
  • Generate the Code for CNC milling headphone parts
  • Assemble components and create joints for the new headphone design
  • Apply Fusion 360 cloud rendering to create photo-realistic renderings
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of Fusion 360 is required. Fusion 360 will run on a PC or a Mac-based computer. A three button scroll-wheel mouse is recommended. Access to the internet while using Fusion 360 will be necessary to save files and to also perform cloud renderings.
Description

This course introduces you to the importance and impact of product form and ergonomics, both being key elements of product and industrial design. Focusing on manufacturing for mass production and ergonomics in design, this course explores the impact of design decisions on the mass manufacture of a new concept design for a modular on-ear headphone product. Using Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to model and visualize new headphone components, you will be able to quickly generate a range of concept designs for headphones. Get started and explore the project design process! 


Concepts covered in this course are

  • Form and ergonomics considerations when designing for mass production
  • Fusion 360 parametric solid modeling and freeform modeling to create a concept design modular headphones
  • Sustainable design practices: green material selection, friction, whole systems, and product lifecycle• Types of manufacture for modular on-ear headphones
  • CAD/CAM: create setups and simulations for 3D toolpaths to CNC lathe turn
  • Visualization: photo-realistic rendering 

Contents and Overview Contents and Overview 

This course contains 8 lessons outlining how Fusion 360 CAD/CAM is used in the industrial design and product design process with specific emphasis on form & ergonomics.  One hour of step-by-step video based instruction and a supplemental print resource guide you through the design process and Fusion 360 software. No prior experience using CAD/CAM is required. This course offers project based learning for anyone who wishes to learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 software to develop a product design from concept to manufacture.

This course starts with an overview summarizing the course benefits and the project design goal, creating an on-ear modular headphone. Next, the Fusion 360 introduction walks you through downloading the software, navigating the user interface, and key features of the software. A quick practice exercise has you apply these skills by creating and rendering a simple shape in Fusion 360.

In creating the headphones, you will apply Fusion 360 sketching and modeling tools, both parametric and freeform modeling techniques, to design headphones. Your design process incorporates sustainable design practices to ensure that you are thinking holistically about material choices, reducing friction, and the whole product lifecycle. You also confirm the ergonomic fit of the headphones using the Fusion 360 Attached Canvas feature which allows you to import a 2D drawing of a human head to confirm the headphone scale.

For final presentation, you use the Fusion 360 cloud-based renderer to create a photo-realistic image of your headphone design. By the end of this course, you will be able to explain and demonstrate essential Fusion 360 CAD/CAM skills and product design principles. You will be ready to take what you learned and apply it to your own idea for the “next big thing” in product design.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning students who are interested in learning CAD for product design.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
01:31:49
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Getting started
2 Lectures 03:47

This course introduces you to the importance of product form and ergonomics, which are central to the professional practice of product and industrial design. Focusing on manufacturing for mass-production and ergonomics in design, this course explores the impact of design decisions on the mass manufacture of a modular, on-ear headphone product. Using Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to model, test, and visualize new headphone components, you will be able to quickly generate a range of new headphone concept designs for mass manufacture. 

The course is designed to facilitate learning at your own pace, culminating with a quiz and next steps. It is structured as a series of ten sections, each with one to eight lectures. The sections included are:

Section 1: Getting started

Section 2: Introduction to Fusion 360

Section 3: Designing for ergonomics and mass manufacturing

Section 4: Developing forms

Section 5: CAD/CAM for CNC Lathe Turning

Section 6: Assemble headphone components

Section 7: Choosing sustainable materials

Section 8: Render the final product design

Section 9: Quiz

Section 10: Next Steps

Course introduction
01:41

Learn how to download Fusion 360 software, create a new project folder, and import your project resources.

Fusion 360 new project setup
02:06
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Introduction to Fusion 360
3 Lectures 13:07

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas. Cloud based features allow for design collaboration with anyone, anywhere at any time during the design process. Watch this video to explore and master key features of Fusion 360.

Intro to Fusion 360 user interface
04:39

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas. Cloud based features allow for design collaboration with anyone, anywhere at any time during the design process. Watch this video to explore and master key sharing and collaboration features of Fusion 360.

Hands-on Fusion 360 practice exercise
05:10

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas. Cloud based features allow for design collaboration with anyone, anywhere at any time during the design process. Watch this video to explore and master key sharing and collaboration features of Fusion 360.

Intro to Fusion 360 collaboration
03:18
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Designing for ergonomics and mass manufacturing
8 Lectures 30:19

Watch this video for an overview of mass manufacture, ergonomics and the impact of design decisions on the mass manufacture of a new headphone product.

Mass manufacture & ergonomics overview
02:05

Read the Design Brief for the headphone design Project.

Product form project brief
01:26

Read the Design Brief for the headphone design Project.

Types of manufacture
02:01

Read this reference guide for an outline to ergonomics that need to be consdiered for the design of the headphones.

Ergonomic considerations
03:33

A template that you can use to develop an initial Design Specification for the new headphone design.

Initial design specification check list
00:34

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how the best opportunities for saving resources like materials and energy can often be uncovered early in the design process, by identifying the most important problems to solve.  

Whole systems thinking
00:42

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how the best opportunities for saving resources like materials and energy can often be uncovered early in the design process, by identifying the most important problems to solve.  

Whole systems thinking video
12:13

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) is a foundational tool for sustainable design. It is a way of quantifying the environmental impact of your designs so that you and your customers can make more informed decisions.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
07:44
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Developing headphone forms
4 Lectures 12:53

Use this file as a template to freeform model your new headphone design, using Fusions' Attach Canvas and Sculpt workspace.

Attach a canvas
00:05

Import, calibrate and edit a 2D image of a human head to confirm the correct scale of the headphone design, then model the headband slots for the ear assembly and apply physical materials and appearances to the design.

Developing headphone forms (Part 1 of 3)
05:42

Import, calibrate, and edit a 2D image of a human head to confirm the correct scale of the headphone design. Then model the headband slots for the ear assembly and apply physical materials and appearances to the design.

Developing headphone forms (Part 2 of 3)
04:25

Model the headband cushion, then apply physical materials and material appearances to the cushion design.

Developing headphone forms (Part 3 of 3)
02:41
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CAD/CAM for CNC Lathe Turning
2 Lectures 09:05

Use Fusions CAM Environment to generate the code to CNC the bolt fixing for the headphone ear assembly (part 1 of 2).

CAD-CAM for lathe turning (Part 1 of 2)
05:42

Use Fusions CAM Environment to generate the code to CNC the bolt fixing for the headphone ear assembly (part 2 of 2).

CAD-CAM for lathe turning (Part 2 of 2)
03:23
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Assemble headphone components
3 Lectures 09:21

Watch this video to learn how to use distributed design to insert the components into the current design then apply joints between the components.

Assemble headphone components
04:59

Read this PDF to learn how Friction can cause energy losses that create unwanted heat, deformation, and wear. This can reduce the lifetime and increase the cost of the products you design. 

Intro to reducing friction
00:59

Watch this video to learn how Friction can cause energy losses that create unwanted heat, deformation, and wear. This can reduce the lifetime and increase the cost of the products you design. 

Reducing friction video
03:23
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Choosing sustainable materials
3 Lectures 07:35
Selecting Materials and appearances for the design
05:31

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how thanks to advances in material science, today’s engineers and designers have more options for choosing greener materials. 

Green materials selection
00:56

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how thanks to advances in material science, today’s engineers and designers have more options for choosing greener materials. 

Green materials selection video
01:08
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Render the final design
1 Lecture 05:17

Watch the video to learn how to create photo-realistic renders of the final design using Fusion 360's cloud Rendering tool.

Render the final product design
05:17
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Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00
Quiz
15 questions
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Next steps
2 Lectures 00:44
Share your designs!
00:21

Claim your certificate!
00:23
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