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Product Design IV

Code 12735
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 10
Workload TP(90H)
Scientific area Design Industrial
Entry requirements Does not apply. ...
Mode of delivery Theoretical and practical
Work placements There may be a chance of an internship with an industry in the region.
Learning outcomes Interpretation of objectives, context, constraints involved in the work.
Deepening of consistency in the work process.
Practical application of knowledge and materialization of the project.
Development of the project phases worked in the discipline: research, definition of concept, development and communication.
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 Introduction to projects:
Introduction of working area, analysis of examples and related authors.
Definition of the process. Explanation of storytelling.
Theme of work and industry. Brief, theme, material, formal, dimensional and other limitations.
The Project subjects in industrial design repeat the same process, adapting the number of tasks and complexity to the academic year and semester.
Collection of information on existing products, benchmarks, brands, designers and products.
Technical visit to the company and collection of samples.
Summary, research conclusions, object definition and work strategy.
Concept definition:
Definition of basic concept (storytelling).
Quick sketch of product alternatives, selection of versions to explore.
Product Development
Product design and detail sketch.
Manual layout.
Adjustments and alterations.
3D modeling.
Final renderings and post-production of images.
Prototyping and Communication.
Main Bibliography 1 Fundamentals
Terstiege, G. (2009). The Making of Design. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag.
Sudjic, D. (2009). Tha Language of Things. London: Penguin Books
Mau, Bruce (2004). Massive Change. Phaidon Press Limited. London.
2 Designers
Hecht, S., & Colin, K. (2005). Industrial Facility: Product as Landscape. London: Industrial Facility.
Koivu, A., Bouroullec, R., & Bouroullec, E. (2012). Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works. London: Phaidon Press.
Thomé, P., King, E., Picchi, F., Sudjic, D., & Zanot, F. (2014). Sottsass. London: Phaidon Press.
3 Aproaches
Hara, K. (2010). White. Baden: Lars Muller Publishers.
Kries, M., & Lipsky, J. (2014). Konstantin Grcic: Panorama. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum.
Baudrillard, J. (2005). Le Système Des Objets. London: Verso.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-09

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