Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: M4. Course coordinator: University lecturer Per Kristav,, Machine Design. Prerequisites: Knowledge equivalent to the first two years of the mechanical engineering curriculum at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 3. Assessment: Each project group accounts for its work in a paper and by presenting a mock-up model. Each group does also criticize and evaluate the other group projects. The individual grade is then based on the group projects. Further information: Invited industrial designers participate. Field trip to industrial design company is included. Home page:

The aim of the course is that the student shall be able to value and argue about what can be achieved through integration of design efforts in industry.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course introduces the main aspects of industrial design used by designers in their everyday work. Lectures on design management and the design process are included as well as introduction to modelling techniques. The product is also examined from a user centered and sociological perspective. The course also contains an industrially related project in which the insights obtained during the course are practiced. In this project the students work in groups of 3-4 students. Guidance is provided and the workshop is open for the students. The students plan when and how they work during the project. Industrial designers active in industry teach and give feedback on the project work. Field trip to design bureau is also included.

Lecture notes from Lectures of P. Kristav Division of Machine Design and Department of Design sciences.
Literature of reference to choose from for personal paper:
Monö, Rune, Design for product understanding, 1997, Liber. Available at the department of Design sciences.
Bessant John, Bruce Margaret, Design in business strategic innovation through design, Prentice hall, 2002
Bourdieu Pierre, Distinction, Routledge 1994.
Cooper Rachel, The design agenda, a guide to successful design management, Wiley, 1995
De Léon David, Artefactual Intelligence, the development and use of cognitively congenial artefacts, Lund University Cognitive Studies 105, 2003
Klein Naomi, No Logo, Picador, 2002.
Mc Cormick J Ernest, Sanders S Mark, Human factors in engineering and design, Mc Graw-Hill 2000.
Norman Donald A, The design of everyday things, MIT press, 1990.
Norman Donald A, Things that make us smart, Perseus books, 1993
Norman Donald A, Emotional design, Why we love (or hate) everyday things, Basic books, 2004
Olofsson Erik, Sjölén Klara, Design Sketching. Keeos Design Books AB. 2005
Powell, Dick, Presentation Techniques. A guide to drawing and presenting design ideas, London, 1995.
Shimizo, Yoshinihary et al, Models & Prototypes, Graphic-sha Tokyo, 1991.
Smith Ray, Perspektivgrunderna, Richters, 1999. (Walsh, Vivien et al, Winning by Design)
Tillman Barry, Tillman Peggy, Woodson E Weselay, Human factors design handbook, Mc Graw-Hill 1992.