Course syllabus

Designerns verktyg
Tools for a Designer

IDEA01, 14 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 will be given in Swedish


The aim is to give the student an opportunity to train essential techniques in the design process as well as to be able to present a design concept. In addition, the course offers a hands-on understanding of the form/technique/material relationship.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able, under supervision, to work with traditional shop machines such as the band saw, lathe and milling machine.


The course starts with an introduction to the possibilities and restrictions of a workshop, the aim of which is for the student to be able to work more independently in the workshop’s machine park. Sketches and drafting techniques are introduced and practised. The training in shop techniques is expanded to include those particular for building models. Graphic design is introduced and practised with a focus on product graphics.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: To pass the course, the student has to receive a passing mark on all assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDEA35

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Karl-Axel Andersson,
Further information: After outlined theory and knowledge based briefings, the student exercises various work phases under supervision.