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Code 16443
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes Provide students with technical skills for building models that support the conceptualization, maturation, development and presentation of ideas and design solutions.
Deepening of the direct relationship with materials and technologies as a means of supporting the design process, conceptual materialization and the relationship with space, geometry and material culture.
Understand the underlying issues in the design of an object (formal expression, function and structure) and its development in a project.
Knowing how to combine the plastic expression of different materials with their structural constraints.
Syllabus The different types of models. Simulations, mock-ups, concept models, volume models, scale models, validation / test models, presentation models, functional models.
Relationship between the different situations / project phases and the application / choice of each layout method.
Discussion between the pros and cons of each technique.
Materials, tools and machine tools available to the designer for making models. Materials from the point of view of their structural capabilities and expressive poetics.
The different construction techniques. Preparation, planning, shaping, cutting, roughing, joining and finishing.
Main Bibliography Cuffaro, D. F., 2006. Process, materials, and measurements: all the details industrial designers need to know but can never find. Massachusetts: Rockport.
Hallgrimsson, B. (2012). Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design. London: Laurence King Publishing.
Lefteri, C., 2006. Materials: for inspirational design. Mies: RotoVision Book.
Lefteri, C., 2007. Making it: manufacturing techniques for product design. London: Laurence King.
Lesko, J., (2008) Industrial design materials and manufacturing guide. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Pfeifer, M., (2009). Materials enabled designs: the materials engineering perspective to product design and manufacturing. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Terstiege, G. (2009). The Making of Design: From the first model to the final product. Basel: Birkhäuser.
Zec, P., 2007. Material and design. Essen, Germany: Red Dot Edition.
Panero, J., & Zelnik, M. (2002). Dimensionamento humano para Espaços interiores. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical-practical classes in which the theoretical component is supported by multimedia, bibliographic content and case studies and serves as a basis for the development of practical work. These exercises support the discussion and experimentation of the various techniques and construction processes of models, including in conjunction with UC Industrial Design 3.
Continuous assessment is individual based on the quality of the models developed and the domain of materials and technologies. The assessment reflects two dimensions: student participation and involvement in classes (20%) and the development of practical exercises (80%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-01-17

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