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Code 12723
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Social and Human Sciences
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes This course aims to develop and deepen the analytical and critical thought on design's contemporary products. In this manner promoting different methods of interpreting design, allowing a plural reflexion on both, design objects and the design field.
Syllabus 1. Aesthetics and Philosophy

1.1. Aesthetic object

The aesthetic experience of art

The aesthetic experience of nature

2. Criticism of design and its objects

2.1. Nature of criticism

2.2. Critical functions

2. 3. Ways of criticism

2.3.1. Hermeneutics

2.3.2. Semiotics

2.3.3. Phenomenology

2.3.4. Rhetoric

3. Design form and function: perspectives of critical analysis

3.1. Mediation / Sharing

3.2. Political

3.3. Historical
Main Bibliography Barthes, Roland (2007). Crítica e Verdade, Lisboa, Edições 70.
Berger, John (2018). Modos de ver, Lisboa, Antígona.
Bürdek, B.E. (2006). História, Teoria e Prática do Design de Produtos, São Paulo, Edgard Blücher.
Dufrenne, Mikel (1982). Fenomenología de la Experiencia Estética, vol.1. El Objeto Estético. Valencia: Artes Gráficas Soler
Eagleton, Terry (2005). The Function of Criticism, London, Verso Books.
Rancière, Jacques (2010). Ética e política. A partilha do sensível, Dafne Editora.
Ross, P. R., & Wensveen, S. A. G. (2010). Designing aesthetics of behavior in interaction: Using aesthetic experience as a mechanism for design. International Journal of Design, 4(2), 3-13.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The final classification of each student will result from the weighting of the following elements:
Two written tests of frequency (08/11/21 e 03/01/22) - 100% (50% + 50%) - each one of the parts of the program, in which the subject to be evaluated is the knowledge of the subjects, the reading, and analysis of the authors' texts their positions.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-21

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