Toy Product Design is a hands-on project-based design course that introduces the product design process with a focus on designing for play. There are no pre-requisites and the class is open to students from all backgrounds. Graduate and undergraduate students work together in small teams of 5-6 members to design and prototype their own toy concepts.
At the end of the course, students present their toy product prototypes during PLAYsentations, a free event open to the public.
This year PLAYsentations will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bell Museum Auditorium.
- Prototype. Test. Repeat - Toy Product Design featured by UMNews, June 2012
- Register online for PLAYsentions (free event!)
- In 2011, Toy Product Design students developed a musical toy for the Works Museum in Bloomington, MN
- VIDEO: Toy Product Design on the Canadian Discovery Channel
- Learn more about our Product Design minor