MF1062 Design and Product Realization 6.0 credits

Design och produktframtagning

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.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Technology
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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

Course main content

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

Eligibility

Compulsory for CDEPR, year 1.

Literature

Design Process och Metod. Åsa Wikberg Nilsson.

Examination

  • INL1 - Hand in Task, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Examiner

Stefan Ståhlgren <stahlg@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2015.