Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 20. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MID1. Course coordinator: Claus-Christian Eckhardt, and Andreas Hopf,, Industrial Design. Assessment: 80% participation, project completion according to the guidelines set by the teacher. Further information: The course includes discussions and reviews, both in individual and group sessions. Individual work is done under supervision. Home page:

- Concentrate in depth on the selected topic.

- Execute an industrial design project, if feasible in a small team.

- Collaborate with other faculties of Lund University and/or external partners if necessary.

- Further develop analytical and critical thinking; aesthetic skills as well as individual means of expression.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Demonstrate in-depth familiarity of the terminology and familiarity with emergent developments within the selected topic – in relation to the industrial design discipline.

- Demonstrate the ability to write a briefing on a professional level, set up a project

plan and monitor progress; effectively conducting a complete design process from

concept generation to final presentation, adjusting the project’s path if necessary.

- Demonstrate the ability to conduct in-depth research and reflect on the findings

within the framework of the selected topic, effectively summarising and discussing

the results.

- Based on the knowledge and experience gained in the Industrial Design Project I, students progress in applying themselves theoretically and practically to their chosen topic.

- Students are required to develop an in-depth design strategy to realise a concept (product or service) within the framework set by their chosen topic; delineated with a complementary analytical paper.

- The outcome, whether as physical 3D prototype and/or 3D simulation or immaterial, must be presented orally, visually and in writing – also debating the process employed and issues encountered.

- 1. Form & Technology specific

o Investigations into emerging technologies and their relevance for designing.

o Analysis of the aesthetic, performative and economic potential of novel processes in connection to digital fabrication.

- 2. Living & Behaviour specific

o Investigations into the socio-economic interdependencies in diverse markets.

o Analysis of the cultural aspects of design and development of corresponding scenarios and actions.

- 3. Man & Nature specific

o Investigations into the systemic factors that are shaping the human enterprise.

o Analysis and discussion of the obstacles and possible inroads for change.

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