Course Description

As the new frontier of Space exploration is becoming opened to commercial travel, a new industry is being created as we speak. The manner in which we are going to proceed into space is presently under development. This workshop is an introduction to this new design territory. The students will be introduced to key issues, industry leaders and stakeholders. Adjacent industries, such as film production and theme park design, will be discussed in addition to off world travel. The question of present state of the space industry and future directions will be addressed. Students will produce quick ideations based on presentations and discussion in order to anchor their interests and possible new directions. This workshop is ideal for design professionals and students, film set and art department professionals, interior designers, product designers.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment. In addition, students take part in select course activities at their own time; course content will be posted on a weekly basis based on the scheduled meeting date.
- This course does not provide certificate credit.


Knowledge of Adobe digital imaging and 3D rendering software for producing design renderings is recommended but not required.

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Section Title
Introduction to Space Experience Design
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Jun 07, 2021 to Jul 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Materials List
  • There are no materials required for this course.

Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed. 
  • Optional for this course:

    • For ideations: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; for modeling: Rhino, SolidWorks, 3D Max

    • As an Otis Extension student, you are eligible for select software discounts which can be found online under the software company’s education section of its website. 

    • Educational license is available here:

    • https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html

Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method:  Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous

  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.                                                                                      

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.

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