70 110 GK1 Introduction to Design


There are no prerequisites beyond admission to the program

Course content

Basic design - Part 1 Design Basics is the first part of the basic course in design. This is a rehearsal and practice-based course that provides a general introduction to the design subject. The course includes - amongst others - an introductory orientation to the design professional. Furthermore, the course describes the different tools and methods used in design practice. In addition the course includes an integrated drawing course that focus on methodological and analytical freehand drawing. The basic course focuses primarily on the design aspects of industrial design profession through individual design assignments and an aesthetic exploration of two-and three-dimensional expressions, including the use of color. Through a series of exercises oriented towards various design processes, the student will explore various specific issues through individual work with drawing and workshop based model building based on different themes and materials, and practice visual communication skills in presentations.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course the student should have acquired knowledge of relevant methods and tools in industrial design. The student should have acquired knowledge about the application of different aesthetic effects in two-dimensional and three-dimensional expression.

On completing the course the student should have acquired the ability to practice basic skills such as drawing, ergonomics, model building, CAD, visual communication and presentation skills including oral presentation skills.

General competence
On completing the course the student should have acquired a basic aesthetic awareness and formalize sensitivity. The student should have acquired experience with the use of different materials through exploration of different materials intrinsic properties.

Working and learning activities

Aesthetics; Through exercises and discussions
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

Harald Skulberg


Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Prosjektoppgave Individual
Prosessvurdering underveis Individual