Sorry, your browser is not supported
To have the best experience using Skillshare, we recommend that you use one of these supported browsers.

3D Printing: Solving Problems Through Product Design

Lauren Slowik, Designer Evangelist – Education | Shapeways

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
10 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

    • Project: Invent an object that solves a problem in your morning routine

    • Deciding What to Design

    • Sketching Your Ideas

    • Making Your 3D Model in 123D Design

    • Making Your 3D Model Pt. 2

    • Prepping Your 3D Print

    • Selecting the Material for Your Print

    • Iterating on Your Prototype

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class

Invent your very own product! Join Lauren Slowik (Design Evangelist, Shapeways) to create a 3D printed object that solves a problem in your morning routine. She takes you through the steps of identifying an everyday problem, sketching a solution, making a simple 3D digital rendering, and printing your final product. Lauren shares how she iterates and evolves her plans to get the design just right — all so you can do it, too.

No previous experience necessary! Whether you're a DIY enthusiast, casual tinkerer, or just want to learn more about one of today's most buzzy technologies, you'll leave this class with a full understanding of how to conceptualize, prototype, and bring your design to life.

Design is about trial and error, and 3D printing lowers the barrier to try things quickly and easily at a low expense. This class is great for everyone who want to improve the world around them and come up with a unique product they can hold in their hands.

46 of 47 students recommendSee All

Great starter class!
Great idea to learn design step by step from problem to 3d print object.
Manfred Haveresch

Rapid Prototyping

Very wonderful class on begining 3dprinting, workflow and it's problems





Lauren Slowik

Designer Evangelist – Education | Shapeways

Lauren has contributed technology and design expertise to Apple, Inc., MoMA, the UN, the Ms. Foundation, and She is a Designer Evangelist for Education at Shapeways. She is also a part-time Design+Technology faculty member at Parsons the New School for Design. Her personal work is focused on consumer 3D printing and the future of creativity in education with her furniture hacking kit 3DIY.

See full profile