Syllabus academic year 2007/2008
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROJECT IIDE091

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: ID3. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Per Liljeqvist, Per.Liljeqvist@design.lth.se, Industridesign. Assessment: The grades awarded range from 5 to 3 wherein 3 equals “passed”, depending on attendance, participation, quality of development, completion of home assignments, final presentation, result(s) and report. Further information: The course is based on lectures and project work with recurring supervision. The course ends with an oral presentation, analysis and group criticism. The project is also presented in written form. Home page: http://www.ide.lth.se.

Aim
To plan and conduct an industrial design project by applying previously acquired skills.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Upon completion, the students shall be able to analyse people related scenarios in order to identify needs and develop applicable innovative products, using their previously acquired knowledge of the creative process. Aesthetical and communicative aspects shall be incorporated; the result will be presented as model, 3D visualisation and a written report.

Contents
The course commences with an introduction to what defines “space” or a “situation” and how people relate and react to it by developing specific needs (=scenario definition). The theoretical and methodological aspects will be applied to and accompanied by practical exercises using new design methods and creative techniques so as to develop a design solution to the initial problem. Previously acquired skills such as sketching, computer aided drawing/illustration and model making will be included alongside marketing related aspects (user polls, target group definitions, mood-boarding, etc).

Literature
Birgerstam P. 2000. Skapande handling. Om idéernas födelse. (Creative action. About the generation of ideas). Studentlitteratur, Lund.
Lawson B. How designers think. 1999. The design process demystified. Architectural Press, Butterworth - Heinemann, Oxford.
IDSA (2001), Design Secrets: Products/50 Real-life projects uncovered. Rockport Publishers, Inc.