Course syllabus

Industridesignprojekt B
Industrial Design Project B

IDEA46, 9 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

Aim

•  Develop the creative ability by making effective use of previous and newly acquired knowledge of design methodology.
• 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

• 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, with some guidance, be able to analyse the information,
• try to demonstrate a logical and coherent understanding of the chosen project field,
• understand a number of different methods used in the field of industrial design; identify, with some guidance, 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 partially master relevant methods in the design process (such as oral presentation, sketching, prototyping, visualization etc.),
• be able to assimilate assigned literature.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Lectures on project planning, presentation techniques, aesthetics and 2D rending techniques.

Learning takes place through lectures and supervision focusing on discussions of individual and group homework. The students are encouraged to update on relevant research findings.

A concept generation workshop is integrated in the course in order to introduce the students to typical studio situations and train their skills and deepen their understanding on idea generation processes, different contexts, product understanding and refinements with emphasis on user behaviour.

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.

Admission

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jasjit Singh, jasjit.singh@design.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.ide.lth.se
Further information: The course consists of lectures, individual and group critics to evaluate progress and home assignments.