Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-13
Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: MID2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English
- 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.
Grading scale: TH
Assessment: 80% participation, project completion according to the guidelines set by the teacher.
Required prior knowledge: IDEN10 Industrial Design Project II or corresponding course
The number of participants is limited to: No
Course coordinator: Professor Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Claus.Eckhardt@design.lth.se
Course coordinator: Andreas Hopf, Andreas.Hopf@design.lth.se
Course coordinator: Olof Kolte, Olof.Kolte@design.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.ide.lth.se
Further information: The course includes discussions and reviews, both in individual and group sessions. Individual work is done under supervision.