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Introduction to Design

Code 12711
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Design Industrial
Entry requirements Does not apply. ...
Mode of delivery Lessons of practical-theoretical nature.
Work placements It doesn't apply.
Learning outcomes Understanding of the context and scope of industrial design.
Interpretation of objectives, context, constraints involved in the work.
Practical application of knowledge and materialization of the project.
Development of the project phases worked in the discipline: research and definition of concept.
Foster the autonomy of students in decision making.
Adequacy of conceptual solutions to the objectives of the project.
Adequacy of technical knowledge to the implementation of the project.
Sustainability of the options and approaches taken during the development of the project.
Syllabus 1 - INTRODUCTION (theoretical):
Introduction to Design.
Framing of themes related to Design and Industrial Design.
Explanation of the work process.
2 - PROJECT (practical):
Project: Development of a digital camera.
Projectual discipline using content in context.
Rotating individual mentoring.
STAGE 1 (individual).
Phase 1:
1-Brief Analysis.
3-Collection of information of existing products, benchmark, brands, designers and products.
4-Summary, research conclusions, definition of object and strategy of the work.
Phase 2:
5-Definition of base concept/strategy.
6-Rapid search for product alternatives, selection of versions to explore.
7-Product Development.
8-Detailed design and detail sketch.
Phase 3: (Groups of two)
9-Technical drawing
Phase 4:
11-Communication panel.
12-Descriptive memo/final presentation.
Main Bibliography Munari, B. (1981). Das Coisas Nascem Coisas. Lisboa: Edições 70.
Norman, (2013). The design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books
Parsons, T (2009). Thinking: Objects Contemporary approaches to product design. Suiça: AVA Publishing SA
Sparke, P (2013). Introduction to Design and Culture: 1900 to the Present. Londres: Routledge
Baudrillard, J. (2005). Le Système Des Objets.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Projectual discipline using content in context.
The discipline of Introduction to Design focuses on most phases of the design process through the development of two simple projects.
The course content is divided into two parts: 1-Introduction to Design; 2-Development of a project, divided into two main stages...
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-29

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