Course detail

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.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Newbury S,: Auta: Design pro nové tisíciletí 1 + 2, - Praha : Knižní klub, 2002.
Charlotte a Peter Fiellovi: Design 20. století. - Taschen/Slovart
Charlotte a Peter Fiellovi: Designing the 21st Century. - Köln : Taschen, 2001.
Lamarová, M.: Průmyslový design. - Praha : Odeon, 1984.
John Heskett: Industrial Design, Thames a Hudson, 1980
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


Work placements

Not applicable.


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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 17 credits, compulsory

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.