One of the modules I took for the second semester of my MA is a product design course based on SolidWorks software.
It’s been a beast of a learning curve and I’m still far from being fully proficient, but I am starting to reap the rewards. SolidWorks allows me to render photo-quality images, models and animations for my upcoming prototypes. This means that I can be as speculative as I want with my designs and still produce amazing renderings of what the final product will look like.
I see this process as helping greatly with my upcoming workshops. My video and paper prototypes can get their concepts across much more directly and participants will have an easier time imagining their interactions.