Taylor Caputo

Taylor Caputo
  • Lecturer

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3730 Walnut Street
    557 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Teaching

Past Courses

  • IPD 515 - PRODUCT DESIGN

    This course provides tools and methods for creating new products. The course is intended for students with a strong career interest in new product development , entrepreneurship, and/or technology development. The course follows an overall product design methodology, including the identification of customer needs, generation of product concepts, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Weekly student assignments are focused on the design of a new product and culminate in the creation of a prototype, which is launched at an end-of-semester public Design Fair. The course project is a physical good - but most of the tools and methods apply to services and software products.

  • IPD 529 - DESGN CONNECT OJB & EXP

    The objective of this course is to introduce students to a more conceptual, creative, and meaningful approach to creating interactive functional objects utilizing analog, digital, and electronic skillsets acquired through the core engineering curriculum. This course will cover basics of design as an art form, wearables design, electronic sensors, and creating connected devices. Students will be challenged to create 3 pieces of work both individually and in teams culminating in a gallery show of the students' work.

  • MEAM415 - PRODUCT DESIGN

    This course provides tools and methods for creating new products. The course is intended for students with a strong career interest in new product development , entrepreneurship, and/or technology development. The course follows an overall product design methodology, including the identification of customer needs, generation of product concepts, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Weekly student assignments are focused on the design of a new product and culminate in the creation of a prototype, which is launched at an end-of-semester public Design Fair. The course project is a physical good - but most of the tools and methods apply to services and software products. The course is open to any Penn sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.

  • MKTG262 - NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    In this hands-on experiential course, students will partner with a local start-up to apply design thinking steps taught throughout the course. Students will learn how to uncover deep consumer needs, effectively ideate, and create rapid prototypes to test their ideas with real customers. This class is well suited for those interested in careers in innovation or management consulting, marketing, product management, technology, or entrepreneurship. No prior experience or requirements are needed for this course.

  • MKTG853 - SPECIAL TOPICS

    DESIGN THINKING - A HUMAN-CENTERED APPROACH TO INNOVATION: In this hands-on experiential course, students will partner with a local start-up to apply design thinking steps taught throughout the course. Students will learn how to uncover deep consumer needs, effectively ideate, and create rapid prototypes to test their ideas with real customers. This class is well suited for those interested in careers in innovation or management consulting, marketing, product management, technology, or entrepreneurship. No prior experience or requirements are needed for this course.

  • OIDD415 - PRODUCT DESIGN

    This course provides tools and methods for creating new products. The course is intended for students with a strong career interest in new product development , entrepreneurship, and/or technology development. The course follows an overall product design methodology, including the identification of customer needs, generation of product concepts, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Weekly student assignments are focused on the design of a new product and culminate in the creation of a prototype, which is launched at an end-of-semester public Design Fair. The course project is a physical good - but most of the tools and methods apply to services and software products. The course is open to any Penn sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.

  • OIDD515 - PRODUCT DESIGN

    This course provides tools and methods for creating new products. The course is intended for students with a strong career interest in new product development, entrepreneurship, and/or technology development. The course follows an overall product design methodology, including the identification of customer needs, generation of product concepts, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Weekly student assignments are focused on the design of a new product and culminate in the creation of a prototype, which is launched at an end-of-semester public Design Fair. The course project is a physical good - but most of the tools and methods apply to services and software products. The course is open to any Penn sophmore, junior, senior or graduate student.

  • OIDD659 - ADVANCED TOPICS

    The specific content of this course varies from semester to semester, depending on student and faculty interest. Recent topics have included global operations, product design and development, quality management, and logistics strategy. See department for course description.

Knowledge@Wharton

Collusion over Drug Prices: Will Generic Manufacturers Pay?

A lawsuit alleging that 20 generic drug makers colluded to fix prices reveals how existing market-based, competitive mechanisms fail to protect consumers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Technology is the beginning for companies looking to gain the competitive edge. In their new book, Wharton's Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch explain how a “connected strategy” helps businesses create more value for themselves and their customers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
China Evergrande Group: Strategic Repositioning Toward a Sustainable Growth Model

Over the last 15 years, China Evergrande Group has embarked on an astonishing growth path that saw its four-person team become one of the largest and most well-known real estate developers in China. The company’s explosive growth was built on a ‘high debt, high leverage, high turnover, and low cost’ model. But those giddy days

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20