Course syllabus

Industridesignprojekt A
Industrial Design Project A

IDEA20, 4 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 English on demand


The course is designed to

• provide an introduction to various kinds of handicraft in the sense of ”serial manufacture of products by means of certain production methods”,
• develop the creative ability of the student to realise an idea,
• provide an introduction to product development work in a specific market and
• provide insight into how a product, including its packaging, affects all the earth’s systems during its life cycle.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• have acquired an understanding of the possibilities and limitations associated with different kinds of handicraft,
• have demonstrated an ability to carry out a minor product development project,
• have shown an understanding of the marketing conditions applying to a certain product in a certain market and
• have shown an understanding of  how the product, including its packaging, affects all the earth’s systems during its entire life cycle.


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• demonstrate an ability to put her/his new knowledge into practice by developing a product within a given time frame,
• have the ability to present the project orally in a seminar, using graphics or visual aids and
• have the ability to describe the project in a written report, where the design process and the final design solution is presented.


• The course begins with a study tour, during which the students acquaint themselves with the most common production methods, e.g. injection moulding of plastics, metal casting, compression moulding etc.
• The students are then given the opportunity to carry out a minor product development project in which they train their ability to take an idea all the way to finished physical product on a 1:1 scale.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: 80 % attendance required. The assessment is based on a project documentation and an oral presentation. If necessary a written self-evaluation.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDE165

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Olof Kolte,
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