To learn and apply essential principles of design methodology in industrial design.
Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must
The course starts with an introduction to design methodology, meaning an overview of methods for analysis and structuring in the design process. Various methods of planning and problem analysis will be taught so as to enable the student to commence with the design process. The theoretical and methodological aspects will be applied to and accompanied by practical exercises using 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 such as user polls, target group definitions, mood-boarding as well practice in presentation and communications skills.
Jan Landqvist: Vilda idéer och djuplodande analys. Om designmetodikens grunder, Carlsson Bokförlag, ISBN 9172033916
At th first lecture a compendium is available.
Literature which can be used as references:
Bryan Lawson: How Designers Think, Architectural Press, ISBN 0750660775
Pat Jordan: Designing Pleasurable Products, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0415298873
Lynn Haller and Cheryl Dangel Cullen: Design Secrets: Products 2: 50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered, Rockport Publishers, ISBN 1592530710
Clive Grinyer: Smart Design: Products That Change Our Lives, RotoVision, ISBN 2880465249
Systems Analysis And Design Methods, 7th Edition
Lonnie D. Bentley, Jeffrey L. Whitten, Gary Randolph
Jones, John Christopher, Design Methods (John Wiley & Sons Inc., August 1, 1992), 2nd edition (Van Nostrand Reinhold, August 1, 1992)
Jones, John Christopher, Designing Designing (London: Architecture Design and Technology Press), 1991