Advanced Product Design A change in our food system is important for a healthy planet, design can ignite the spark we need for that change to happen. Food Design is only beginning to gain importance in the design field, though the untapped potential to improve the food industry with design is endless.
In this class, we tapped into this potential by learning to combine classic design methodology with the student's existing skill-set and apply this to the future of snacking.
The advanced product design studio focuses on producing a small series of edible products. Students will develop food items that address specific user needs, propose future-proof design concepts, prototype and test functionality. Stemming from new research and technological developments around MIT, this class tried to imagine future snacks that emerge from new (or reintroduced old) ingredients and smarter production techniques. It provided an in-depth exploration of the design and manufacturing of food products, through sustainability, health, form, functionality, fabrication, and their relationship to customers and their needs.
MIT Department of Architecture
Design Studio: Advanced Product Design, Spring 2021
Instructor: Carolien Niebling
TA: Aikaterini Lamprou
Selection of students work:
Satiety - A speculation on spud by Sangita Vasikaran
Sushi shaped by locality by Courtney Lee
On mixed bean tofu by Yi Yang
Lifestyle packs by Caleb Amanfu
Antagonist Yumms by Emma Kelley