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70 507 Housing - the Service of Living

Studiepoeng: 
24
Full course name in English: 
Housing - the Service of Living
Emnekode: 
70 507
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2020 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2020 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2020
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
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Forkunnskapskrav

This is a cross-disciplinary course that’s brings together students from architecture, service and interaction design. It will therefore be open to students with a diverse set of skill and knowledge, however due to the advance and experimental nature of this course students must have completed 2 semesters of Masters education in related disciplines.

Om emnet

This is an advanced master course directed to students of architecture, interaction and service design. The course will be delivered in partnership with an external partner, Comte Bureau who is a leading actor in developing projects merging these different competences.

The challenges posed by contemporary global culture are far too complex, wide-ranging and interconnected to be solved by one design field alone. Instead they require cross-disciplinary problem solvers from allied disciplines to work together to craft a new way of thinking and working. The goal of this course, therefore, is to enable architecture and design students to work as a team. 

In this course students will investigate how people “do” living today (this will be in the specific context of urban Oslo),  and design the living of tomorrow, (focusing on one specific target/user group). The course will investigate questions such as: How can housing be design based on people's needs? How can housing be designed to enable a more sustainable living? How can we design housing as a service of living?

Students will explore a cross-disciplinary, user-based working process and methodology. Involving, defining needs of target groups and translating needs into solutions, and finally methodology for testing them. All aspects that influence the way we live, will be taken in consideration, (energy, food, social, technology, economy). The result will be a holistic solution that will integrate spatial design and services. 

The goal of the studio is to create a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment, where students can exchange and learn new ways of working, using service design thinking, social sciences and architecture methods. 

Læringsutbytte

KNOWLEDGE

  • To develop an understanding of the potential of a reconceptualization of the built space as a service of ‘living’ that delivers ‘value in use’ to its target audience.
  • A new understanding of the potential for cross disciplinary collaboration between service, interaction design and architecture.
  • Develop a user centered approach to architecture practice.

SKILLS

  • Develop and refine the skills of observation, analysis, and creativity that lead to the formulation of relevant and valuable solutions for the user(s) within the context of architectural practice.
  • Develop new ways of working within an emerging cross disciplinary space to utilize service design thinking, social science and architecture practice.
  • Develop skills of visualization to communicate user needs and lived experience as well as a projected experience.
  • Develop skills in planning and delivering large scale, 1:1 prototyping.
  • Develop collaborative skills to work with designers, architects, users, and different stakeholders that enable a proactive and professional role in cross disciplinary teams of the future.

GENERAL COMPETENCE

  • Understand the role and value of each discipline (service, interaction and architecture) involved in a future of cross disciplinary development of the built space.
  • Gain methodical insight by actively participating in a cross disciplinary process.
  • Promote professional experience in cross disciplinary teams, strengthening the ability to work in teams with an emphasis on results. 
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The main teaching will be based on tutoring sessions in the studio, through workshops, structured presentations and discussions within the course participants. 

The course also integrates lectures, studio work (groups and individual), and a main project in collaboration with external partners.

The course has one main project, to develop a full-scale prototype of a living space, planned developed and designed through consultation with a specific target group and through a conceptualization of this space as a ‘service for living’.

Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through both projects will be presented by means of:

  • Group and individual mid-term deliverables and presentations 
  • Workshops
  • Evidencing material
  • 1:1 scale prototype

Details regarding the calendar, main events, deliverables, and evaluation criteria will be described and detailed at the onset of the course.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Vurderingsmappe-Bestått / ikke bestått Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through the course will be assessed by means of:

• Ability to collaborate
• Ability to visualize and communicate findings from insight work
• Group and individual mid-term deliverables
• Presentations
• Final 1:1 prototype

The course consists of a main deliverable (final prototype) as well as group and individual deliverables throughout the course that will receive qualitative assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses. The project will have a final presentation, that will be assessed in pass or fail by an external sensor and the course leader. The details for each project regarding deliverables and evaluation criteria will be described in the brief for the project at the beginning of the course.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:-
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar: Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through the course will be assessed by means of:

• Ability to collaborate
• Ability to visualize and communicate findings from insight work
• Group and individual mid-term deliverables
• Presentations
• Final 1:1 prototype

The course consists of a main deliverable (final prototype) as well as group and individual deliverables throughout the course that will receive qualitative assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses. The project will have a final presentation, that will be assessed in pass or fail by an external sensor and the course leader. The details for each project regarding deliverables and evaluation criteria will be described in the brief for the project at the beginning of the course.
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteStudents are expected to attend at least 90% of the main course events described in the detailed calendar for each project, in order to be able to pass the course. The course leader will take attendance 15 minutes after the beginning of each session. She/he will inform the students if are close to failing the course due to lack of attendance.

This is an intensive course and it demands consistent and hard work from the participants. Although the project will be developed in groups, individual deliverables will also be required during the projects.

Whilst the course draws on the experience of the external partner involved in developing and delivering this course, there will also be a degree of experimentation and iterative development of new methods during the course.

Medical absences won't affect the participation, but they need to be presented on time (not further than 8 days after the absence) to the course leader and to the Student Administration.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:Students are expected to attend at least 90% of the main course events described in the detailed calendar for each project, in order to be able to pass the course. The course leader will take attendance 15 minutes after the beginning of each session. She/he will inform the students if are close to failing the course due to lack of attendance.

This is an intensive course and it demands consistent and hard work from the participants. Although the project will be developed in groups, individual deliverables will also be required during the projects.

Whilst the course draws on the experience of the external partner involved in developing and delivering this course, there will also be a degree of experimentation and iterative development of new methods during the course.

Medical absences won't affect the participation, but they need to be presented on time (not further than 8 days after the absence) to the course leader and to the Student Administration.