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Syllabus for

Academic year
MPP051 - Industrial design
 
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 44 - PRODUCT AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT


Teaching language: Swedish
Maximum participants: 30

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0106 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Tekniklektor  Örjan Söderberg
Bitr professor  Per Olof Wikström


Replaces

MPP050   Industrial design 1


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

MMF172 Introduction to mechanical engineering or similar.

Aim

Explain a point of view from industrial designers and learn their basic tools in the product development process.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe the designs problematic areas and the designs contents, summary and problematics
- Give an account of the product-representations different roles as a tool in the development work
- Consciously choose, depict and use sketch and concept models as support for the creative working process as well as base for design-related decisions in the product development
- Give an account of the theoretical basis for the products communicative function, the products semantic functions
- Carry through a product-semantic analysis utilizing specific methodics

Content

- The designs contents, summary and problematics as well as the industrial designer's competence and role in the product development.
- Product representations - a clear depiction of when and how different forms of the product representation is used in the products revealing process and what effect/result one can reach with the different forms.
- Different physical models' function and areas of use in the product revealing process.
- Factors that control the construction of physical models - material choices, method, scale etc.
- Sketching technique:
o Free-handed perspective, construction of pictures - clarity, obviousness, simplification.
o Light and dark. faint and blank surface. Reflexes and reflections. Separation of tones.
o Training in using technical tools -
- Figure laws and basic formal-estethic aspects
- Products like signs
- The products semantic functions
- Methods for analysis of a products semantic functions

Organisation

The course consists of lectures and practical exercises. There is also carried through a shaping project.

Literature

Compendia

Examination

Active presence during a minimum of 80% of approved exercises as well as approved project work.


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