MF2096 Advanced Formgiving 3.0 credits
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
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.
Literature and preparations
Knowledge in industrial design and formgiving 15 credits, corresponding to the content of courses MF1061 Introduction to Design and Product Realisation and MF1062 Design and Product Realization together.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
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.
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Main field of study
The course is offered as an elective for students at the track Technical Design within the Master`s Programme Integrated Product Design.