70 120 GK2 Design basics - part 2

Course content

Basic design - Part 2, Design Basics is the second part of the basic course in design. This course continues the introduction to industrial design and informs the student about the other specialization directions interaction design, service design and systems oriented design. The course builds on the tools and methods presented and practiced in Part 1 of the basic course. The course includes an integrated drawing course that focuses on methodological and analytical freehand drawing. The basic course focuses primarily on the design aspects of the industrial design profession through individual design and an aesthetic exploration of two-and three-dimensional expressions. Through a longer design project the student will gain experience with implementing a design process in different phases towards a fully developed product that is presented through the use of visual communication aids in a final presentation.

Learning outcomes

Aesthetics; Further develop the student's aesthetic awareness and formal sensitivity , and give the student experience from knowledge and the application of various aesthetic effects in two-dimensional and three-dimensional expressions.
Designerly approach; Provide the student with knowledge of different formal methods in industrial design in a longer design project , as well as knowledge of interaction design, service design and systems oriented design.
Tools and methods; Develop the student's skills in design methods, the use of appropriate design tools in the design process, drawing, ergonomics, modeling and CAD.
Communication; Further develop the student's skills in visual communication and presentation skills, as well as preparing a portfolio.
Material Understanding; Develop the student's experience with the use of various materials through exploration of various materials' intrinsic qualities.
Skills; Give the student the opportunity to practice key skills such as drawing, model making, CAD, visual communication and oral presentation ability in a longer design project.

Working and learning activities

Aesthetics; Through exercises and discussion
Designerly approach; Through lectures, discussions and reviews
Tools and methods; Through introductory lectures and tutorials
Communication; Lectures, tutorials and reviews
Material Understanding; Through exploration and experimentation
Skills; independent work

Professor in charge

Associate Professor Harald Skulberg


Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
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