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OPDD
Outdoor Product Design and Development

Welcome to Outdoor Product Design & Development!

Outdoor Product Design & Development provides students passionate about creating products with the knowledge of design principles and aesthetics and technical skills in order to make them come to life. Over the course of 4 years, students will learn the process of product creation, how to communicate design through sketching and digital tools, and how to translate designs into protoypes and final products through hands on projects.

OPDD students can design anything they put their mind to, including ice axes, a line of sustainable apparel, soccer cleats, and many other exciting products!

Students have access to 6 different labs on campus to get their hands dirty and translate their sketches and digital renderings into prototypes and finished products.

Students in OPDD end up working in a variety of full-time positions including designer, technical developer, product line manager, supply chain manager, and more.

OPDD was created with the help of the Industry Advisory Board including representatives from companies including Patagonia, VF Corporation, Black Diamond, and more.

OPDD Student Resources 

Advising

Advising

Contact or schedule an appointment with your advisor to create a plan that is best for you to graduate. 

Find My Advisor

Scholarships

Scholarships

All matriculated OPDD students are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Last year over $30,000 were awarded.

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Internships

Internship

Students looking for their required internships opportunites, or companies looking to advertise can contact staff.

Internship Info

Clubs

Student Clubs

Join various OPDD clubs and attend fun, educational events and receive hands on learning in your degree

Find a Club

OPDD students and faculty in the news!

Read stories about what students and faculty in the OPDD program are building and creating HERE.

USU OPDD Students Develop Pack Concepts in Design Sprint with Local Company, Rose Anvil

USU OPDD Students Develop Pack Concepts in Design Sprint with Local Company, Rose Anvil

01/24/2020

Local leather goods company, Rose Anvil, recently approached a team of OPDD students about a design challenge. The students were tasked to develop a backpack concept that fits the brand and will help the company expand into new categories and markets.

Blackstone Industrial Designer Talks Portfolio Creation With Design Students

Blackstone Industrial Designer Talks Portfolio Creation With Design Students

01/20/2020

Steve Puertas, a senior industrial designer for outdoor cooking company Blackstone Products, spoke to OPDD students about portfolio building and how to craft a portfolio that shows the value of the designer.

ICON Industrial Designer Talks Portfolio Design With Students

ICON Industrial Designer Talks Portfolio Design With Students

01/13/2020

Senior Industrial Design, Chris Nascimento visited campus to speak with students about his role at ICON Health & Fitness, his experience as a designer, and what makes a great portfolio.


 

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