Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 12. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: ID4. Course coordinator: Adj universitetslektor Olof Kolte,, Industridesign. Assessment: The assessment is based on attendance, students participation, students development, assignment implementation, final presentation, results and a written report. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Students are required to develop a product or a service within a set project framework. In this assignment, they need to take into consideration the environmental impact of sourcing raw material, production, distribution, use and destruction of a product or service as well as “corporate identity” and visual communication. The students will utilise their experiences from other courses they are taking or have completed. The project will result in a physical 3D prototype.

Recommended literature:
Cities for a Small Planet, Richard Rogers
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
Geography of Nowhere: The rise and decline of America’s man-made landscape, James Howard Kunstler
The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida
Bilen Biffen Bostaden, Hållbara Laster Smartare Konsumtion (Swedish, English summary), Stefan Edman SOU2005:51, Fritzes bokhandel, Stockholm
No Logo, Naomi Klein
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century, James Howard Kunstler
Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
Content, Rem Koolhaas
På väg mot ett oljefritt Sverige (Swedish), download:;jsessionid=awtsl-BHCzk5
Surplus, Erik Gandini
End of Suburbia, Gregory Green
The Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore
We Feed the World, Erwin Wagenhofer
Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky
Jamie’s School Dinners, Jamie Olivier