Humber College – Industrial Design

Humber College – Industrial Design


My name is Jason LeBlanc, I’m in the Industrial Design program. For me the program basically is the perfect mix of art and engineering. Essentially a lot of the skills are taught in first year and
that really is the fundamentals that are established at that point so they’ll learn sketching skills, they’ll learn modelling skills which
is 3D models of the types of products that they’re going to make. They also learn the design method. We’ve got fantastic faculty year. I’m very lucky to work in the group
that I do and we have a great deal of part-timers who teach courses who come from within the industry. The faculty is actually pretty great here. It’s more of
a colleague type of thing and less teacher/student. The facilities that the Industrial Design program has is going
to be shared in the new design centre with Interior Design, Architecture, Interior Decorating, and Design Foundation. Last year we did a chair show at the Gladstone Hotel and
we each had to come up with a stacking cafe chair. So to be able to go to an event, have a night out, show
the work we’ve done to a wider audience than just some of our professors and people we work with but also have people
from industry come and give really quite helpful constructive criticism – this worked, that worked but try changing this
– it’s great to know we made something real. I see curiosity as the precursor to creativity. If you’re
curious about something it leads to a need to understand it better but also perhaps to advance it and that’s
what we’re doing in Industrial Design form day one. If you really want to be successful you have to work but if
you bring that, Humber does return that effort. It is reciprocal.


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