Following up on 2401M1, this second module focuses on contemporary issues of product design. We will examine emerging technologies, design opportunities, and the interrelation between architecture and product design. Case study presentations from leading guest lecturers will complement the range of issues discussed. The course will also include a few discussion-based sessions between industry leaders and students. Students will be expected to assume an active role in discussions and debates. Assignments will include weekly readings and an informal product based project with Motorola. Pre-requisites: 2315M1.