User Experience / Interaction design / Research / Digital Fabrication
Course length - 6 weeks
Students work can be found on the classes Instagram account risd_food_design
Co teacher - Maggie Coblentz
This course will explore the synergy between food and design. By combining industrial design thinking and skills to food, we will find new ways of approaching the culinary arts. Students will start with a simple raw ingredient and reimagine its potential across all five senses.
Students will use food as the primary material and digital fabrication as a facilitator to enhance the experience of eating. 3D modelling software is just one of the ways students may explore the relationship between technology and food. Students will have access to fabrication equipment at Co-Works, giving them the freedom to experiment with unexpected materials.
Throughout the semester we will study existing models of chefs and designers contributing to the global food design movement. We will work closely with local chefs in Providence to gain a greater understanding of their creative process. This course will culminate in an exhibit of culinary experimental designs.