After following this course, students are able to:
- Recognize the basics of the history of Industrial Design Engineering;
- Identify the phases of the design process and understand the iterative nature of designing;
- Apply a systematic approach to design basic consumer products, by:
a. analysing the context, needs and opportunities;
b. applying a function analysis and determine basic requirement specifications;
c. applying intuitive and systematic creativity techniques;
d. assessing the product’s design using concept selection methods and requirement specifications, and using the results to decide on future design actions;
e. deciding on the embodiment and production details;
f. making and implement a proper transition from concept design to a working prototype;
g. testing the prototype
4.Communicate the design process, the phases, and methods used to design the product.
This is a part of Module 1 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.
The goal of this course is twofold. Firstly, it is meant for students to experience an entire design process, from problem definition to user evaluation with a working prototype. Secondly, its goal is to provide students with a set of basic skills that contribute to their ability to realise new or modified artefacts, products or systems, with the aim of creating value in accordance with predefined [or identified] needs and requirements.
The project concerning this course is group based and consists of weekly tutor meetings and prototyping, model making workshops and a presentation market that includes user testing. In addition, a lecture series will complement the design activities by providing a theoretical background. The theory is assessed in weekly quizzes
external students who are interested in this elective: please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org