Training the capacity to think in three dimensions - enhancing imagination by acquiring geometric knowledge - understanding common projection methods - getting a basic understanding of objects and operations used in CAD systems - improving freehand skills
Historical outline of industrial design, producer aspects, consumer aspects, product-oriented functions, the design process, concept definitions, building a basic understanding of the connections between consumer, producer and designer
Practical exercises commensurate with the students' stage of development, strengthening free-stroke techniques, the sense of space/perspective, experiments with body/exercises to build up an optimized optical memory for complex bodies without having recourse to present objects
After the introduction to model building (general model construction, shop organization, tool kits, getting acquainted with the shop and the materials), making practice pieces. Working with different materials, tools and machines. Learning model construction and various techniques.
Introduction to the formal organization and logic of the plastic form. The formal identity of objects is examined by studying their abstraction and proportion to acquire an understanding of the characteristics of three-dimensional form with its conversion to the plastic form.
Briefing, definition of target group, research, concepts, draft, model, documentation, presentation. Development of solutions focusing on methodology and ergonomics with medium grade complexity or with as a support to Project 3 .
Basics of elastostatics. Connection between stress and strain. Introduction to production technology and its historic development. Students receive a basic understanding of the primary forming and reforming production methods necessary for the creation of functional and cost-effective product design.
Strategic Design - impact levels, processes and added value. The strategic context - strategic decisions, mission-crititcal questions and research methods. The strategic scenario - framework conditions, connections, success factors - goal-oriented design solution scenarios. The design briefing - link between theory and practice. The implementation - individual development of a desgn-strategic objective
Strength calculations for tensile, pressure, bending, and torsional loads and buckling loads of slender struts. Introduction to separating machining production processes, joining techniques, and the cutting/machining process relative to heat treatment and corrosion protection, cutting materials. Mechanical joints, welding, and gluing.
Packaging and sketching techniques with a focus on vehicles
Design Methods 4 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160646505History and Theory of Design 2 SWS2 ECTS
The approach to design from a historical perspective through the examination of themes such as individual artistic achievement, anonymous service and the presentation of outstanding personalities in the field of design.
Deepening and expanding social skills and methodological plus professional expertise in-house as an experiential learning venue. The internship is coached by the departmental advisor similar to a seminar. Skills in project- and time management as well as academic writing are imparted.