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70 501 Industrial Desgign 1: Technoform

Emnenavn på Norwegian Bokmål: 
Industrial Design 1: Technoform
Credits: 
24
Course code: 
70 501
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2017 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2017 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
English
Maximum number of students: 
15
Person in charge
Steinar Killi
Required prerequisite knowledge

Passed foundation level courses, or equivalent. Able to use CAD tools

Course content

Technoform is an advanced course in industrial design dealing with the interaction between new technology and advanced form generation. The course builds on the legacy of industrial design both in Norway and Scandinavia, aesthetic approaches are explored in a cultural context within a technological frame. This is approached through two extensive iterations. First an incremental viable solution that builds on and refine solutions already available. Then a more radical proposition within the same theme that requires an even more creative and inventive process. The outcome of the course will be physical products.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

By the completion of the course the student shall have knowledge about:

  • perform a design process for physical products within to paradigms; as an iteration and through recontextualisation. The first part would typically be an incremental process while the second pursue on a process that aim for more radical innovations.

Skills
By the completion of the course the student shall have the ability to:

  • work and research through new manufacturing trends, that could be the foundation for advanced form-generation.
  • to use methods like Peer Creative development, backcasting and possibility driven design.
  • sketching, mock up building and CAD are extensively trained during the course

Competence

By the completion of the course the student shall:

  • have increased their tacit competence in performing a design process
  • be able to perform design processes that is not human centered driven
Working and learning activities

Workshops, lectures, individual and in groups. Peer feedback is a core method in the course

Curriculum

Curriculum will be presented at the course start and will consist of articles that can be downloaded from the Internet.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Exercise5Not required There are 6 midterm presentations, so called “Peer Reviews”. Attendance at at least 5 of these are mandatory to pass the course.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Exercise
Courseworks required:5
Presence required:Not required
Comment: There are 6 midterm presentations, so called “Peer Reviews”. Attendance at at least 5 of these are mandatory to pass the course.
Form of assessmentGroupingGrading scaleComment
Project assignmentIndividualPass / fail The course has 2 main deliveries/studio projects. Both needs to be passed in order to pass the course.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Project assignment
Grouping:Individual
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Comment: The course has 2 main deliveries/studio projects. Both needs to be passed in order to pass the course.