Course syllabus

Inspirationskurs i industridesign, del 1:2
Inspiring Introduction to Industrial Design, part 1 of 2

IDEA25, 1 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2014-04-02

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to introduce the students to their future profession. The main focus areas are different aspects of the design profession. Leading designers, artists, researchers, cultural celebrities etc. appear as guest lecturers, presenting their work and exchanging thoughts and reflections with the students.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Be aware of the various roles the profession of industrial design has to offer.

- Be familiar with the relations of the profession with kindred fields of work.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

- Be able to formulate personal views on design in general and industrial design in particular.


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

 - Be able to reflect on thefuture professional role as industrial designer.

- Reflect the cultural mission, the ethical responsibility of the designer and a sustainable development of society.


The course consists mainly of  guest lecturespossible field trips and workshops. The lectures are followed by discussions with the students on topics of current issuesin the field of design in general and industrial design in particular, e.g. education, professional work, professional roles, the future etc.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: 80 % attendance, group work and a short individual written essay.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDE011

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Despina Christoforidou,
Course homepage:
Further information: Educational form: The course consists primarily of guest lectures, occasional field-trips and workshops.