Studio Follow-up II - Product Design - summer
FaVU-M2PD-LAcad. year: 2020/2021
The last semester is designated for realization of the thesis. In the end, the student submits the text part containing the search section with designer reflection of the current solution, defining the objectives of the work, or an ergonomic study or shape analysis (compositional intent), sources of inspiration, sketches documenting the genesis of the design concept, dimensional conceptual drawing and specification of the realization process or eventually of the manufacturing technology. The student further presents a physical model or a functional prototype with accompanying graphical presentation according to the thesis assignment.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Experience from the realisation of one´s own artistic project.
Developed MA project.
- compulsory prerequisite
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Castelnuovo, E. a kol.: History of Industrial Design
Walker, J.: Design History and the History of Design
Papanek, V.: Design for the Real World. podtitul Human Ecology and Social Change
H. Gardiner, CH.Gere, ed.: Art Practice in a Digital Culture
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
The sixth year is focused on the studio diploma work. A part of evaluation of the diploma work is the definition of the theme and its formulation. Students prove their independence throuhgout their whole project. They back up the analytical stage of the project, from the theme definition, over the exploration of actual solutions, initial sketches, inspirational sources, used factographic sources and structural concept up to the outlines of the realisation procedure (technology). They formulate all above mentioned aspects of their solutions in a written report and present a plausible spatial model with appendant documentation.
To realise the MA task, capable of competition.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Regular consultations are mandatory.