Collaborative and Industrial Design

From Concepts to Designs

The course has a lecture and workshop series, that supports a team design projects starting from an existing design concept which then is iteratively developed to more mature design. Students will use various physical and digital models to develop and evaluate projet.
Solar cells laminated on the back side of textiles in the Sun-Powered Textiles project

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students are able to:

  • Iteratively develop further an existing concept
  • Plan and execute prototypes and their development of a conceptual design to a validated concept level, demonstrating a strong design intent.
  • Perform assessment of a design in multiple dimensions, including e.g. manufacturability and sustainability impacts of conceptual decisions.
  • Articulate and present designs and the respective validation studies.
  • Reflect on the development path.

Content

The course has a lecture and workshop series, that supports the team design projects. The starting point is an existing design concept prepared prior to the course, which then is iteratively developed to more mature design, including testing. Prototyping is a method used to gather insights of the problem space. The different dimensions of complexity are discussed during the course, as are methods of addressing them, e.g. modularity in product architecture design.

Responsible Teacher

Severi Uusitalo

Professori (Associate professor)
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