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70 501 Industrial Design 1: Technoform

Credits: 
24
Full course name in Norwegian Bokm√•l: 
Industridesign 1: Teknoform 1
Course code: 
70 501
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2019 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2019 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
English
Maximum number of students: 
20
Person in charge
Steinar Killi
Required prerequisite knowledge

Passed foundation level (BA-level) courses at AHO or equivalent, 180 ECTS.

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 pursues on a process that aims 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
  • be able to utilize form developing methods within a technological frame
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.

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.