Design Winter Market

This course was organized to introduce junior level students to problem and opportunity identification in the context of housewares product design. The structure of the course engaged students in the various phases of the design process—data gathering, problem diagnosis, brief writing, ideation, form development, evaluative research, visual design language, mock-ups, and design presentation. The main project focused on designing a marketable houseware product to be sold during the 1st Department of Design Winter Market.


Sebastien Proulx


Autumn 2018

Class number

Design 4101


• Describe, document, and analyze familiar household realities
• Identify a design opportunity
• Design a sellable housewares product
• Develop brand language linking a product and its packaging
• Define a manufacturing process
• Produce small runs of a product maintaining quality control


• Household Reality Description
• Sustainable Houseware Design