In the Introduction to Industrial Design course, students are introduced to what industrial designers do. They redesign a simple office supply product, learn and practice technical drawing techniques, and are introduced to how products are made. They explore what reverse engineering is, the importance of patents, as well as what and how engineering notebooks are formatted and used. Finally, they are introduced to human factors engineering as well as rapid prototyping. They will also use 3D design software SketchUp, to complete several projects.