Course detail

Workshop - Industrial Design IV

FSI-YA4Acad. year: 2017/2018

The aim of the course is the view on designer’s work as integrated cooperation with knowledge of technology, art and science in the design process of each industrial product. There are assigned specific design projects of the product with more complex function and construction to the students. Main themes of the design projects come from an area of transport design, for example: vehicles, special vehicles, construction machinery, agricultural machinery – tractors, etc. An appropriate project is also for example larger technological unit - scrap yard, water purifier production line etc. The main output of student´s work except technical drawings is a maquette of final design solution in appropriate scale. Topics of smaller secondary task respond to both, requests from external producers, and design contests.
The course has been upgraded with the support of the OPVK project. "The Studio digital sculpture and new media project", reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0278, is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the statebudget of the Czech Republic

Learning outcomes of the course unit

On the basis of gained experience during the course and the development of creative abilities, the students should be able to work on taks ranging from moderately difficult to complicated in complex design solutions of concrete products and at the same time present their work on appropriate level.


Participation in seminars is conditional preparedness to work on challenging design task, which should be obtained by previous studies.Knowledge and understanding of spatial creation, art composition and realization of three-dimensional models is necessary. Students are also expected to have the knowledge of the design solution of primitive industrial products. It is desirable knowledge of all the programs that students attended in previous years (Adobe, Rhinoceros, Cinema 4D).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Dušan Šindelář: Estetika užité tvorby
Bohdan Malaniuk: Design v architektuře a stavebnictví
František Crhák: Výtvarná geometrie
Periodikuim: Design trend 1992-2004
Periodikum: Form
Newbury S,: Auta: Design pro nové tisíciletí 1 a 2,Knižní klub 2002
Carlotte & Peter Fiell: Industrial Design A-Z, Taschen 2000
Periodikum: DESIGN IN 2004 -
V.A.Danilenko: Osnovi Dizajnu
Carlotte & Peter Fiell: Designing the 21st Century
Rileyová N.: Dějiny užitého umění, Slovart 2004

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: attendance at lessons, handing over assigned projects by the deadline in a sufficient quality. Presentation of an elaborated project. Design and the level of presentation of each project are evaluated separately.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on projects and exclusive tasks. In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to complement the set of already gained habits and mind processes essential for solving a larger concrete design problem, mainly in the work on more complicated design tasks aimed at the area of mechanical engineering and transportation design. The students should develop their abilities to apply innovative ideas while respecting all the requirements of functional and technological aspects.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


labs and studios

117 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Project assignment - design of industrial product;
Problem analysis, acquiring data and information;
Design sketches, first correction, /clausura project/;
Next sketches and drafts, model sketches;
Final version approval, model construction;
Model construction, 2nd project assignment;
Model construction, follow-up correction, 2nd project analysis;
1st project presentation, 2nd project - sketches and drafts;
Sketches and drafts to 2nd project, model sketches, /clausura project/;
The final version approval;
Model construction, follow-up correction;
2nd project completion and submission;
2nd project presentation/workshop project/. During the semester are assigned 2-3 one-day individual clausura project.