Product Design: User-centered Design using Fusion 360
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Product Design: User-centered Design using Fusion 360

Lunchbox design project: Design Criteria, Ideation, and Rapid Prototyping in Autodesk Fusion 360
4.7 (23 ratings)
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2,377 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply principles of the industrial design process: sketching, CAD modeling techniques, exploration of product form, prototyping, simulation, CAM, and manufacture
  • Describe and apply sustainable design concepts: whole systems and lifecycle thinking, lightweighting, product lifetimes, and green materials selection
  • Demonstrate Fusion 360 CAD / CAM knowledge and skills
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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 perform cloud renderings.
Description

This course introduces you to the user-centered design process, a process typically used in product and industrial design. The user-centered design (UCD) process focuses on gaining a deep understanding of who will be using the product throughout all phases of the design and development process from user research & empathy, to defining design criteria, idea generation, prototype development, testing and refinement, and final presentation.

Using Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to model a lunchbox, you will be able to quickly generate sketches for user review and feedback, streamlining the design iteration process and informing design choices based on user needs.

Concepts covered in this course are

  • User-center design: user observation and interaction
  • Modeling: solid modeling and freeform modeling
  • Sustainable design practices: green material selection, lightweighting, whole systems, and product lifecycle
  • Collaboration: live design review, sharing design information
  • Simulation: safety factor, stress and deflection
  • Visualization: photo-realistic rendering
  • Documentation: technical drawing, product instructions
  • Making: 3D printing

Contents Overview

This course contains over 9 lessons outlining the workflow phases and over 1 hour of step-by-step video based instruction and print guide. It's designed for anyone, regardless of experience level, who wishes to learn how to incorporate user based design methodologies and Autodesk Fusion 360 software to develop product designs. Not interested in creating a lunchbox? No worries. The skills taught in this course can be applied to any product design.

This course starts with an overview summarizing the course benefits and the project design goal. 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.

The design process starts by observing and documenting user needs and interaction. This is an essential step in developing and finalizing the design criteria for the project.

Using Fusion 360 sketching and modeling tools, you apply both parametric and freeform modeling techniques to design the lunchbox to support your user’s needs. Your design process incorporates sustainable design practices to ensure that you are thinking holistically about material choices, the lifetime of the product, and lightweighting.

You refine your design by 3D printing an initial prototype and utilizing Fusion 360 cloud-based collaboration features for live design review and feedback.

After implementing your design refinements, you complete a simulation on your design for safety, stress and deflection when a force is placed on the lid.

You finish the design process by documenting design and product instructions and by leveraging the cloud to create a photo-realistic render of your design for presentation.

By the end of this course, you will have obtained the skills needed to practice user-centered design methodologies to take a design idea from concept to prototyping and manufacturing using Fusion 360.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning students who are interested in learning CAD for product design.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
01:53:06
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Getting started
2 Lectures 03:16

This course introduces you to the user centered design process, a process typically used in product and industrial design. The user-centered design (UCD) process focuses on gaining a deep understanding of who will be using the product throughout all phases of the design and development process from user research & empathy, to defining design criteria, idea generation, prototype development, testing and refinement, and final presentation. 

Using Fusion 360 as the 3D CAD/CAM tool to model a lunchbox, you will be able to quickly generate sketches for user review and feedback, streamlining the design reiteration process and informing design choices based on user needs.

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 ten lectures. The ten sections included are:

Section 1: Getting started

Section 2: Introduction to Fusion 360

Section 3: Introduction to user-centered design: The user

Section 4: Developing concepts

Section 5: User feedback & live review

Section 6: Refine design solution 

Section 7: Simulation

Section 8: Documenting and rendering the lunch box

Section 9: Quiz

Section 10: Next Steps


Course introduction
01:10

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 15:52

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
07:25

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
03:17

Apply your skills to the Fusion 360 practice exercise.

Hands-on Fusion 360 practice exercise
05:10
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Introduction to user-centered design: The user
6 Lectures 08:04

Watch this video for an Introduction to the User Centered Design process.

Introduction to user centered design
02:50

Read the Design Brief for the User Centered Design Project.

User centered design project brief
01:40

See a list of potential people who you could identify and research for your design.

Types of users
00:50

A data collection sheet that you can use to record your User observations and research.

User product interaction diary
01:42

A data collection sheet that you can use to record your User observations and research.

User observation data collection sheet
00:24

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

Initial design specification
00:36
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Developing concepts
8 Lectures 26:51

Watch this video to learn how to sketch quick initial design concepts, using Fusion's Model and Sculpt Workspace and tools. This video will focus on creating a basic lunch box tray and lid.

Sketch concepts: Lunch box tray and lid
05:28

Watch this video to learn how to sketch quick initial design concepts, using Fusion's modeling workspace and tools. This video will focus on inserting two profile images of fruit and editing timeline features to change the design to accommodate the fruit.

Sketch concepts: Lunch box tray and fruit
04:08

Watch this video to learn how to sketch quick initial design concepts, using Fusion's modeling workspace and tools. This video will focus on creating and STL file and 3D Printing to aid the concept development process.

Sketch concepts: Create an STL file and 3D printing
02:21

Watch this video to learn how to freeform model quick initial design concepts, using Fusion's sculpt workspace and tools. This video will focus on creating a design from your analogue sketch.

Sketch concepts: Lunch box tray and freeform modeling
07:55

Hand sketch profile of the lunch box.

Lunch box profile template
00:04

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how the best opportunities for saving resources can often be uncovered early in the design process.  

Intro to whole systems and lifecycle thinking
00:46

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how the best opportunities for saving resources can often be uncovered early in the design process.  

Whole systems and lifecycle thinking video
06:06

Perspective grids
00:02
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User feedback & live review
1 Lecture 03:18

Watch this video to learn how to use Fusions Live Review collaboration features to get User Feedback in real time on multiple platforms.

User feedback and live review
03:18
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Refine design solution
10 Lectures 29:49

Watch this video to learn how to refine the final lunch box design proposal using Fusion's Model Workspace and tools. This video will focus on creating the lunch box lid.

Lunch box lid
04:03

Watch this video to learn how to refine the final lunch box design proposal using Fusion's Model Workspace and tools. This video will focus on creating the lunch box seal.

Lunch box seal
01:13

Watch this video to learn how to refine the final lunch box design proposal using Fusion's Model Workspace and tools.  This video will focus on creating the lunch box hinge.

Lunch box hinge
04:13

Watch this video to learn how to refine the final lunch box design proposal using Fusion's Model Workspace and tools.  This video will focus on creating the lunch box compartment dividers.

Lunch box compartment
07:56

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. 

Introduction to green materials selection
00:53

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

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how to create lightweight products by optimizing their geometry and structure.

Intro to lightweighting
01:13

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how to create lightweight products by optimizing their geometry and structure.

Lightweighting video
03:56

Read this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop PDF to learn how to get the most use out of the materials and energy that your product uses throughout its lifecycle.

Intro to improving product lifetime
01:01

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how to get the most use out of the materials and energy that your product uses throughout its lifecycle.

Improving product lifetime video
04:12
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Simulation
1 Lecture 04:54

Watch this video to learn how to perform a simulation on the lunch box lid to determine the safety factor, stress and deflection when a force is placed on the lid.

Simulate the lunch box lid
04:54
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Documenting and rendering the lunch box
3 Lectures 22:01

Watch the software tutorial to create orthographic and isometric technical drawings using Fusion 360.

Documenting the lunch box design
04:12

Product design instructions are essential to  facilitating successful product knowledge and use. This product instructions guide examples provides direction on how to author products design instructions that are clear and provide a path to action, ensuring that the customer has a good experience with the product. 

Creating product instructions
12:52

Watch the software tutorial to learn how to create Photo realistic renders of the lunch boxs, using Fusion 360's cloud Rendering tool.

Rendering the lunch box
04:57
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Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00
Quiz
10 questions
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Next steps
2 Lectures 00:36
Share your designs!
00:21

Claim your certificate!
00:15
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