Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 19,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: ID5. Course coordinator: Professor Claus-Christian Eckhardt,, 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 contains group discussions, both individually and group reviews. The students own work is done with supervision. Home page:

To carry out a complex industrial design project.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have practised the entire design process including applicable tools and methods for a designed product or system of products so as to be prepared for their upcoming diploma course.

The course commences with the lecturer determining a suitable topic. The knowledge acquired in the current and previous terms will be applied to solve issues related to the topic as well as to the creative development of inspirational and conceptual ideas. This entails: creation of a project plan, research, analysis, concept sketching, 2D and 3D development, necessary adjustments, finished model and a final presentation and written report.

IDSA (2001), Design Secrets: Products/50 Real-life projects uncovered. Rockport Publishers, Inc.
Negroponte, Nicholas: Being Digital, 1995.
Leech, Geoffrey, Semantics, Harmondsworth, Penguin 1974.
Mayall, William Henry: Principles in Design, London, Design Council 1979.
Anscombe, I.: Arts & Crafts Style, Phaidon Press, London 1991
Forty, A.: Objects of Desire, Design and Society 1750–1980, Thames & Hudson, London 1986.
Byars, Mel & Riley, Terence, Design Encyclopedia, Laurence King, London 2004, ISBN 1-85669-349-X
Fiell, Charlotte & Peter, Design of the 20th century, Taschen, Cologne 2000, ISBN 3-8228-0813-X.