MF2096 Advanced Form Giving 3.0 credits

Avancerad formgivning

The aim of this course is through practising, increase the ability to create form of high quality.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Exercises in form studies and design take place at the beginning of each week. Both quantity and quality are of great importance, as is the student's documentation of and reflection on the exercises. After briefing, the students work individually during the week with the exercise that is completed by discussions in a seminar the following week.

During the second part of the course, a smaller design project with focus on formgiving (gestalt) is carried out, based on the earlier exercises.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • create abstract shapes of high quality with respect to proportions, composition and expression.
  • apply principles of form studies to the design of a simple product.
  • discuss how the shape influences the perception and the understanding of a product.
  • in a detailed and describing way discuss the design of an object.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course is given only for students who are admitted to the Master's (120 credits) programme Integrated Product Design - track, Industrial Design Engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

Materials that are required: Modelling clay as "Plastilina" or similar and a set of simple tools.

Literature

Cheryl Akner-Koler: Form & Formlessness. ISBN 9789197664462

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

Advanced formgiving implies that much work will be carried out individually but based on clear guidelines. There will not be any shortcuts to master the contents of the course. Similarly, active participation in the seminars is to gain skills in industrial design.

Other requirements for final grade *

The student should have completed all exercises with documentation submitted at a level in line with the volume of the course.

Active participation in seminars, exercises and presentations.

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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Examiner

Teo Enlund

Further information

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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.

Supplementary information

The course is offered as an elective for students at the track Technical Design within the Master`s Programme Integrated Product Design.