Course syllabus

Industridesignprojekt III
Industrial Design Project III

IDEN25, 20 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: MID2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The Master Programme is structured in three focus areas; Form & Technology, Living & Behaviour and Man & Nature.

The aim of the course is to execute an industrial design project, if possible in a small team, based on a design brief relevant to the focus area. The brief will facilitate a profound understanding of the topic and will reflect research findings relevant to the subject. The students will during the project develop their analytical, critical and communicative skills as well as aesthetic skills and individual means of expression. Students will have the possibility to collaborate with other faculties at Lund University and/or external partners.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

 • Demonstrate a profound understanding of the terminology and emergent developments as well as active participation in the contemporary discourse within the chosen subject – in relation to the industrial design discipline.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• Demonstrate the ability to write a briefing on a professional level, set up a project plan and monitor progress; effectively conducting a complete design process from concept generation to final presentation, adjusting the project’s path if necessary.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• Demonstrate the ability to conduct advanced research, evaluate and reflect the findings within the framework of the chosen subject, effectively summarising and discussing the results.

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

Contents

Based on the knowledge and experience gained in the Industrial Design Project II, students master their chosen topic theoretically and practically.


Students are required to develop an advanced design strategy to realise a concept (product, service or method) within the framework set by their chosen topic; delineated with a complementary research paper or substantial essay.


The outcome, whether as physical 3D prototype and/or 3D simulation or immaterial, must be presented orally, visually and in writing – also debating the process employed, issues encountered and questions raised. In addition, students must demonstrate critical reflection on the current discourse.


1. Form & Technology specific
• Development of conceptual products and processes for digital fabrication with traditional and advanced materials and their practical implementation.
• Experimentation with the aesthetic and functional opportunities, also in relation to digital mass one-off fabrication and new modes of entrepreneurship.
2. Living & Behaviour specific
• Development of strategies and concepts for products and services.
• Experimentation with approaches relating to societal developments and novel brand strategies, as well as their implementation.
3. Man & Nature specific
• Development of strategies and/or policies for changing the designing of products and services on a systemic level.
• Experimentation with novel approaches for sustainable development strategies and their practical implementation.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: 80% participation, project completion according to the guidelines set by the teacher.

Admission

Required prior knowledge: IDEN10 Industrial Design Project II or corresponding course
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Claus.Eckhardt@design.lth.se
Course coordinator: Andreas Hopf, Andreas.Hopf@design.lth.se
Course coordinator: Olof Kolte, Olof.Kolte@design.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.ide.lth.se
Further information: The course includes discussions and reviews, both in individual and group sessions. Individual work is done under supervision.