Course syllabus

Project in Technical Design

IDEF20, 10 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2013-04-17

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: MD3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To plan and conduct (in groups) a basic industrial design project by applying previously acquired skills.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to analyse the scenario(s) related to a chosen product in order to identify related demands and develop an innovative product by using their previously acquired knowledge of the creative process. In this work the student i supposed to have knowledge of  certain methods and use them as far as possible in this process. Aesthetical and communicative aspects shall be incorporated; the result will be presented as model, 3D visualisation and a written report.


The course commences with an introduction, presenting a given case; defining the starting point for a design project relating to the analysed and defined demands. The theoretical and methodological aspects will be applied to and accompanied by practical exercises using new design methods and creative techniques so as to develop a design solution to the initial problem. Previously acquired skills such as sketching, computer aided renderings and model making will be included alongside marketing related aspects (user polls, focus group definitions, mood-boarding, etc).

Examination details

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


Required prior knowledge: MMKF01 Product Development and Design Methodology IDEA75 Design Methodology or corresponding courses
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Liljeqvist,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is based on lectures and project work with recurring supervision. The course ends with an oral presentation, analysis and group criticism. The project is also presented in written form.