Course syllabus

Industridesignprojekt C
Industrial Design Project C

IDEF10, 9 credits, G2 (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: KID3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The student will learn how to work with a design project from a holistic perspective with an extreme user in mind. The student will learn how to synthesize previously acquired knowledge with new knowledge obtained during the course.

Furthermore, to carry out a design project with the aim of practising theoretical and artistic knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• by using previous knowledge of the creative process, be able to identify and analyse a particular user in order to identify needs and to develop an applicable innovative product.

• develop an individual project description and independently plan the project based on the specific project requirements.

•  in a structured manner collect and categorize relevant information and be able to analyse the information.

• demonstrate a logical and coherent understanding of the chosen project field.

• identify relevant design methods and apply them in practice.

• strive to develop new, innovative design concepts based on conclusions from an apparent design process.

• present the project in a creative, organised and lucid manner with the aid of relevant tools.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Carry out an individual design project within a given time frame and master relevant methods in the design process (e.g. oral presentation, sketching, prototyping, visualization etc.).

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• demonstrate critical thinking and logical basis for one's own work. In seminars demonstrate ability to make informed decisions and critically reflect on strengths, weaknesses and consequences of methodological choices including ethical considerations

• reflect the cultural mission, the ethical responsibility of the designer and a sustainable development of society.


Theoretical and methodological aspects will be applied to and combined with practical exercises using advanced design methods and creative techniques in order to develop a design solution to the initial problem (i.e. the extreme user situation mentioned above). Students are encouraged to update on the relevant research findings.

A workshop on evaluation criteria is integrated in the course in order for the students to develop a specific product by defining various design criteria and documenting the result using different evaluation methods.

The students’ understanding of the academic writing structure IMRAD is deepened through peer review in an oral presentation moderated by lecturers/teachers with own experience of scientific publications. Students analyse and examine critically their own and others’ reports from the design project B. The experiences from the seminar are put into practice by writing a longer project report on design project C.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: 80 % attendance required. The assesment is based on a project documentation and an oral presentation.


The number of participants is limited to: No

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Liljeqvist,
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