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Project Design and Methodology

Code 12717
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Design Industrial
Entry requirements Learning of theoretical and practical methodologies in product design supporting design assignments and practice of design tools such as: semantic panel, mental models, brain mapping, timelines, flow diagrams, evaluation matrix among other tools allowing interaction sceneries; and basic research methods, such as: interviews, data processing, observation techniques and interaction tests. Knowing methodologies and competencies for the development of one product design so that students benefit from: • Enhance analytical ability adapting the design to the several constraints of the system (client, market, production, raw material and user); • Planning, systematizing and leading several research activities in product development; • Thinking methodological systems to identify opportunities and logical solutions for emerging problems in the development of the product design. • Working in multidisciplinary teams and become acquainted with teamwork design methods and methodologies, for probl
Mode of delivery Presence.
Learning outcomes Learning of theoretical and practical methodologies in product design supporting design assignments and practice of design tools such as: semantic panel, mental models, brain mapping, timelines, flow diagrams, evaluation matrix among other tools allowing interaction sceneries; and basic research methods, such as: interviews, data processing, observation techniques and interaction tests. Knowing methodologies and competencies for the development of one product design so that students benefit from:

• Enhance analytical ability adapting the design to the several constraints of the system (client, market, production, raw material and user);
• Planning, systematizing and leading several research activities in product development;
• Thinking methodological systems to identify opportunities and logical solutions for emerging problems in the development of the product design.
• Working in multidisciplinary teams and become acquainted with teamwork design methods and methodologies, for probl
Syllabus Design and Project Methodology, as a discipline, provides the student designer the opportunity of developing a well-structured procedure by which s/he can organise his/her own design process effectively and efficiently; such procedure will constitute his/her own methodology, for a more conscious awareness of the system of rules, methods and principles used in design, in this case, in the particular discipline of industrial design and its practical implementation. The discipline programmatic content is divided in three main parts:
1. Introduction to product design methodology;
2. Design methodology approaches, methods, tools and models in design research;
3. Practical implementation of product design methodology in product design development.
A progression of individual and teamwork tasks, as individual and group evaluation evolves along the three phases so that the students become acquainted with different contexts of theoretical and the dynamics of the practical activity
Main Bibliography ARCHER (1979) Whatever became of design methodology? Design Studies, Vol 1, p17
BONSIEPE, Teoria e Prática do Design Industrial, (1992) Lisboa, C.P.D
BURDEK, Design History, theory and practice of product design, (2005) Basel, Birkhauser
DUBBERLY, How do you design? (2004), S Francisco Dubberly Design Office.
HANINGTON, BRUCE; MARTIN, BELLA (2012) Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions. Rockpub Publishers. Inc. Beverly. MA. USA.
LIDWELL, WILLIAM; MANACSA, GERRY (2011) Deconstructing Product Design. Rockpub Publishers. Inc. MA. USA.
LOBACH, Bernd (2001). Design Industrial. Editora Edgard Blucher Ltda.
MUNARI, Bruno - Das Coisas Nascem as Coisas (1981) Lisboa, Ed. Presença.
ROOZENBURG & EEKELS, 1997, Product Design: Fundamentals and Methods.
HANINGTON, BRUCE; MARTIN, BELLA (2012) Universal Methods of Design. Rockpub Publishers. Inc. Beverly. MA. USA.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Instruction and tutorial orientation with a combined program of explanatory lectures about the different theoretical perspectives of design methodologies. The curricula aims to be a course of reflective practice through the development of practical and theoretical works and designs with the support of tutorial.
Evaluation process follows one theoretical evaluation, three theoretical-practical evaluations and one practical evaluation distributed according to the three main parts of the program. Evaluations follow two models, group and individual evaluation, as the following:
Group evaluation, group grade + individual ponder factor.
Individual evaluation - grade + individual ponder factor for participation.
Final grade = Individual work (15%) + Workgroup sum (50%) + Final Workgroup and Project portfolio (35%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-07-20

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