MF2074 Tactility, Surfaces for Touch and Feel 6.0 credits

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Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course includes distinguishing and identifying problem by means of model-based methods and computer-based tools, and examination and evaluation of the properties of materials from haptic and tactile evaluation methods. On the basis of these methods, the students should later design, suggest materials and design products.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completed course, the student is expected to be able to

a) formulate tactility problems and propose solutions by means of model-based methods and computer-based tools.

b) based on simple sketches in an early stage of the design process apply knowledge and skills in the choice of material and be able to argue for this choice based on the haptic and tactile properties of the material.

c) apply 3D modelling methods such as one of several sketch tools in the design process.

d) demonstrate a comprehensive view in problem solving within tactility and haptics.

e) present final comparisons between chosen solutions and the exploratory work, through usage of appropriate presentation aids.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Eligibility for studies in Master programme track Technical Design, IDE.

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature is distributed during the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand in Task, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboration, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 3.0 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.

In the course, laboratory sessions and written assignments and a project that is presented in an oral presentation and in a written report are included. For the final grade, the grades from the project and the assignments are combined and weighted according to the number of credits, provided that the laboratory exercise is approved.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Carl Michael Johannes Johannesson

Further information

Course web

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 MF2074

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • 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.