Course syllabus

Design i företag
Industrial Design

MMK070, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Elective for: I4, M4, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The aim of the course is that the student shall be able to value and argue about what can be achieved through integration of design efforts in industry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The course introduces the main aspects of industrial design used by designers in their everyday work. Lectures on design management and the design process are included as well as introduction to modelling techniques. The product is also examined from a user centered and sociological perspective. The course also contains an industrially related project in which the insights obtained during the course are practiced. In this project the students work in groups of 3-4 students. Guidance is provided and the workshop is open for the students. The students plan when and how they work during the project. Industrial designers active in industry teach and give feedback on the project work. Field trip to design bureau is also included.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Each project group accounts for its work in a paper and by presenting a mock-up model. Each group does also criticize and evaluate the other group projects. The individual grade is then based on the group projects.

Admission

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 3.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lic. Per Kristav, per.kristav@mkon.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.mkon.lth.se
Further information: Invited industrial designers participate. Field trip to industrial design company is included.