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Design History

Code 16438
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 4
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Design Industrial
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes To know the historical evolution of industrial design, contextualized in the technological and social evolution after the industrial revolution and, particularly, in the history of art in modernity and postmodernity.
Identify movements, events, projects and designers with historical relevance for the construction of our material culture.
Develop cultural awareness of a historical matrix that allows to create the bases of a critical awareness of the evolution of design.
Know how to investigate design history in a critical, narrative and factual way.
Acquire vocabulary and expository skills that allow the articulation and sharing of ideas underlying the design project.
Syllabus The importance of History. Evolution of pre-industrial material culture. Handicrafts, vernacular design, royal orders and manufactures.
From the Industrial Revolution to the 2nd World War: Arts and Crafts. The Aesthetic Movement. Universal Exhibitions.
Art Nouveau. Art Deco. Taylorism and Fordism. Deutsche Werkbund. Radical Vanguards: Futurism, De Stijl, Russian Expressionism and Constructivism. Bauhaus. Modern Movement. Scandinavian design. Organic design. The influence of new materials and technologies. Streamlining and American Styling.
From the post-war to the 19th century. XXI: Optimism and post-war consumerism. Good Design. Ulm School. Pop Movement. Radical design and Anti-design. Postmodernism. Star System. Supernormal. Digital age and the Post-Industrial Society.
Portugal: The evolution of design in Portugal. Roots and precursors. Industrialization, modernization. From the postwar to the 25th of April. Relationship with major architectural works and industry.
Main Bibliography - Cardoso, R. (2000) Uma Introdução à História do Design. São Paulo: Editora Blücher.
- Dormer, P. (1993). Diseño desde 1945. Barcelona: Destino.
- Fiell, C., & Fiell, P. (2001) Design do Século XX. Köln: Taschen.
- Forty, A. (1992). Objects of desire - Design and Society since 1750. London: Thames & Hudson.
- Heskett, J. (2004) Industrial Design. London: Thames & Hudson.
- Julier, G. (2004). The Thames & Hudson dictionary of design since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson.
- Margolin, V. (2015). World history of design. London: Bloomsbury (2 volumes).
- Pevsner, N. (1975). Pioneiros do Design Moderno. Lisboa, Ulisseia.
- Raizman, D. (2010). History of modern design: graphics and products since the industrial revolution. London: Laurence King.
- Woodman, J. M. (1997). Twentieth-Century Design, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This curricular unit is based on the typology of theoretical-practical classes in which the theoretical and expository hours are supported by multimedia means (text, photo and video), bibliographic content and case studies that serve as a basis to encourage the debate on the themes of UC. Interaction with students will be promoted to foster the establishment of relationships between the subjects taught and the contemporary design process in design.
The practical dimension of the course is based on the development of research work
The evaluation is continuous, reflecting attendance (5%), participation in debates (10%) as well as the remaining moments of evaluation, which include 2 individual theoretical and practical work with respective presentation (35% each), 1 class given in group with delivery of the presentation (15%). Failure to comply with the deadline for submission of works is a penalizing factor.
The student can only access the exam, having obtained the minim of 8 values.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-02

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