Goal of the course is that the students should develop a basic knowledge of the topic industrial design. The course should also give an insight of the designers/ engineers role in the product realization process.
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Content and learning outcomes
Introduction to different tools and methods that are used in product development. Apply these in a design project, and present the final result of the project in the form of a physical model, a project portfolio and an oral presentation.
The following tools and methods are included in the course:
- Design and project methodology
- Models, the aim of the model, material etc.
- Model building in workshop and handling of model milling machines and other machines
- Design Management
- Presentation techniques
- Graphical design and layout, Adobe CS (Creative Suite)
- Digital visualization techniques in Adobe CS
- Basic colour science
- Semiotics, product expressions etc.
- Intellectual property rights
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the student should:
- have understanding of semiotics, shape, design methodology and design management
- be able to discuss issues of basic colour and form
- be able to describe and present a project, in images and text
- be able to visualise and present ideas and products, in sketches and models
- be able to build models using model milling machines and other equipment in the model workshop
Literature and preparations
The completed course MF1061 Introduction to Design and Product Realisation
Design Process och Metod, Åsa Wikberg Nilsson.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Hand in Task, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project Work, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MF1062