Workshop - Industrial Design V
FSI-YPPAcad. year: 2018/2019
Design project is taken as a prerequisite of diploma project. It comes from the knowledge gained in practice and analyses. The students are lead to design a number of variants, to search for possible solutions of given topic. This approach can help the students in finding unusual approaches to solving projects, never published and realized. Solutions with design and elements with possible application in the near future are welcome.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The students learn to work with design project. Knowledge gained during work on pre-diploma project serves as the initial analytical material for theoretical part of diploma project. Focus of project comes from real or presupposed requirements of production and research-development fields; it tries to reflect the reality and practice of our society.
Students are expected to have mastered both the drawing and moulding as well as the basic spatial creation, art composition and realisation of three-dimensional models (mock-ups). Students are also expected to have the knowledge of the design solution of both simple and more complicated industrial products. Understanding the function, technical and technological aspects of given topics is necessary for a qualified solution. Praxis in both the 2D and 3D programmes (Adobe, Rhinoceros etc.) is necessary.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Charlotte a Peter Fiellovi: Design 20. století. - Taschen/Slovart
Newbury S,: Auta: Design pro nové tisíciletí 1 + 2, - Praha : Knižní klub, 2002.
Odborná periodika: Form
Charlotte a Peter Fiellovi: Designing the 21st Century. - Köln : Taschen, 2001.
John Heskett: Industrial Design, Thames a Hudson, 1980
Lamarová, M.: Průmyslový design. - Praha : Odeon, 1984.
Odborná periodika: Design trend
Gorman, C.: The Industrial Design Reader. - New York : Allworth, 2003
Lidwell, W. et al: Universal Principles of Design. - Gloucester : Rockport, 2003.
Odborná periodika: DESIGN IN, Designum Slovakia
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Creative work in ateliers.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Graded course-unit credit requirements: active participation in lectures, development of first four chapters of diploma thesis with defined structure and range (introduction, current state of knowledge, analysis of the problem, goal of the thesis, variant studies of design). Summarizing poster for each variant study, conceptual models of two selected variants. Continuous presentation and final presentation summarizing results of semester work.
Language of instruction
The main aim is thorough familiarization with the given problem according to individual assignment of diploma projects including correct assessment of mutual relationship human-machine-environment. An essential requirement in the initial phase of the solution is getting a certain global overview.
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.
Type of course unit
labs and studios
208 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Project assignment - design of industrial product;
Preliminary drawing and sketches - 1st phase;
Correction, completing drawing design studies;
Working-out drawing materials /sections in the scale/;
Working-out ergonomic materials of the theme;
Working-out of plans for ergonomic poster - 1st phase /consultation/;
Making sketches and drafts into the final ergonomic poster - 1st phase /consultation/;
Working-out the textual part for the first stage of diploma project - collateral document;
Making preliminary sketches and drafts into final posters - 2nd phase;
A model construction /conception model/;
Completing graphical documentation in the scale, textual parts of project /collateral document/ and supporting posters /axonometric views/;
Construction and completion of final model - conception model;
Final consultation - project consigment.