Course syllabus

Inspirationskurs i industridesign, del 2:2
Inspiring Introduction to Industrial Design, Part 2 of 2

IDE015, 3 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-13

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID1
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The aim of the course is to introduce the students to their future profession. The main focus areas are different aspects of the designer profession. Leading designers, artists, researchers, cultural celebrities etc. appear as guest lecturers, presenting their work and exchanging thoughts and reflections with the students.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Be aware of the various roles the profession of industrial designer has to offer. Be familiar with the relations of the profession with kindred fields of work.

- Be able to distinguish between the different roles existing in the field of design.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

After completing the course the student must be able to (orally and in writing):
- Formulate and stand by her/his views on design in general and industrial design in particular,

- Reflect on and question her/his own future professional role as industrial designer and

- Formulate her/his own vision of the whys, hows and for/with whoms of her/his own future professional work.


The course consists mainly of  guest lectures, possible field trips and workshops. The lectures are followed by discussions with the students on topics of current issues in the field of design in general and industrial design in particular, e.g. education, professional work, professional roles, the future etc.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: 80 % attendance, group work, individual written essay and final seminar.


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Despina Christoforidou,
Course homepage:
Further information: Educational form: The course consists primarily of guest lectures, occasional field-trips and workshops.