Industrial Design

Color + Material

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

1.awareness raising for colour and material design: research, analysis of impacting     factors, rating

scope and contents colour and material design

material range automotive

education, average working day

2.trend research, market segments, positioning, target groupsrelevant fairs,

sources of inspiration

keywords and moodboards as framework

rules and tools for development of concepts

alternative styling characters, valence levels


quick sketches colour and material boards

look and feel of colour, texture, haptics, pattern and proportions

colour model in 3D space (colour separation, part concepts, proportions) 

4.innovative material concepts, smart materials

processing technologies, sustainability analysis

material following design geometries

practical exercises materials treatment

5.cooperation with suppliers

feasability analysis

economical rating, business case

creation and layout of complex colour and material concepts based on own moodboards  final presentation, debriefing, grading

Learning outcomes

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

CMF Design: Becerra, Liliana - The Fundamental Principles of Colour, Material and Finish Design       

FACHZEITSCHRIFTEN: Textile View Magazine, View on Colour Magazine 

Mode of delivery

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Assessment methods and criteria

1.presence(25%) participation in lessons(25%) work during course(25%) 4.homework and presentation  (25%)