Exploration of the history, philosophy and application of industrial design. Includes defining specific customer needs and the research, identification, testing, assessment and implementation of effective solutions to technological problems. Also included is the development of a design proposal, written and graphic documentation, and the ethical, environmental, social and economic impacts of design solutions. Incorporates the role, purpose and relationship of innovation in business and industry with the design process. Prerequisite(s): Junior status or consent of instructor.