D-Lab: Design for Scale

Focuses on product development of technologies for people in less industrialized markets. Students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop previously established prototypes or technologies towards manufacturing-ready product designs. Topics are presented within the context of the developing world and include technology feasibility and scalability assessment; value chain analysis; product specification; design for affordability, manufacturability, usability, and desirability; and product testing and manufacturing at various scales. Lessons are experiential and case study-based; taught by instructors with field experience and by industry experts from product development consulting firms and the consumer electronics industry.

MIT Course Number: 
EC.729
Instructors: 
H. Quintus-Bosz, K. Bergeron, M. Yang
Semesters: 
Fall
Grad/Undergrad: 
Undergraduate