Dean's Message
Fall 2015 No.27
Students Learn How to Make Prototypes
Students from the Schools of Engineering, Science and Business have equipped themselves with the creative and practical skills to turn ideas into reality through the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management’s innovative Design Studio course, focused on building prototypes.
During the Winter Semester 2015, Prof Ravindra Goonetilleke, Associate Head and Professor of IELM, and Prof Uwe Reischl, Department of Community and Environmental Health, Boise State University, US, taught students how to make aesthetically pleasing models using inexpensive materials and fast assembly methods while at the same time refining and improving their ideas.
Through a variety of practical workshops held over three weeks, students gained a good understanding of the basic principles and considerations involved in building prototypes, including selecting appropriate scales, working to time frames, and making use of various architectural model-building materials.
The striking artwork created by the students went on display in the Spring Semester at HKUST Library.