Course syllabus

Industridesignprojekt C
Industrial Design Project C

IDEF11, 11 credits, G2 (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: KID3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

Aim

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

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

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

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 relevant research findings.

A workshop on design criteria is integrated within the course to develop a specific product by defining its form language 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 moderaed 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 is required. The assesment is based on a project documentation and an oral presentation.

Admission

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDEF10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Liljeqvist, Per.Liljeqvist@design.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.ide.lth.se