Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
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: MID2. Course coordinator: Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Andreas Hopf, Olof Kolte,, 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:

- Advanced deliberation of the selected topic.

- Execute an extensive 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 advanced knowledge with the terminology and emergent developments as well as active participation in the contemporary discourse within the selected topic – in relation to the industrial design discipline.

- Demonstrate the ability to write a briefing, 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 advanced research, evaluate and reflect 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 II, students master their chosen topic theoretically and practically.

- Students are required to develop an advanced design strategy to realise a concept (product, service or method) within the framework set by their chosen topic; delineated with a complementary research paper or substantial essay.

- Engaged and critical reflection of the current discourse in relation to the selected topic.

- 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, issues encountered and questions raised.

- 1. Form & Technology specific

o Development of conceptual products and processes for digital fabrication with traditional and advanced materials and their practical implementation.

o Experimentation with the aesthetic and functional opportunities, also in relation to digital mass one-off fabrication and new modes of entrepreneurship.

- 2. Living & Behaviour specific

o Development of strategies and concepts for products and services.

o Experimentation with approaches relating to societal developments and novel brand strategies, as well as their implementation.

- 3. Man & Nature specific

o Development of strategies and/or policies for changing the designing of products and services on a systemic level.

o Experimentation with novel approaches for sustainable development strategies and their practical implementation.

To be chosen out of the theme of the project.