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General course structure/schedule of meetings/list of discussion topics

Spring Semester 1

Week Theme Homework due to the day
Felix will adjust timing for homework (due to…) depending on how fast/slow we progress during the semester. Please be aware that timings might change.
Week 1 TUE, 01-29-19 Design Fundamentals
General introduction, Time and Project Management
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THU, 01-31-19 The Vision of Design
Project Colloquium
1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 1 (p. 9–19), p. 176–177),
2. Develop a Gantt-Chart that reflects the design stages of your project for this semester
3. Bring 3-5 photographs of chairs that are in use in your home.
Week 2 TUE, 02-05-19 Moodboard presentation I. 1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 78),
2. Think about three stools you would like to design,
3. Create a Moodboard for each idea.
THU, 02-07-19 Moodboard presentation II. 1. email a PDF with 3 moodboards to Felix
Week 3 TUE, 02-12-19 Ideation (Brainstorming, Mind-Maps) 1. Watch 'Objectified',
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 56-57, 66-67)
3. Create a mind map on your selected idea.
4. Create a Word-cloud about your selected furniture.
THU, 02-14-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 1, No. 2, No. 3), class discussion
Today Deadline for uploading data to classes:
1. your Gant Chart (PDF),
2. a picture of your Moodboard of your selected furniture,
3. the mind-map relating to a theme or topic about your furniture,
4. the word-cloud that highlights what you would like to focus on with your furniture
Week 4 TUE, 02-19-19 Guest Talk Zimoun and…
Drawing Workshop
THU, 02-21-19 Case-study presentations
(No.4, No. 5, No. 6), class discussion
Week 5 TUE, 02-26-19 The Function of Design
Project Colloquium
1. Reading Universal Design Education Charter
1. Create several conceptual drawings that visualise your idea.
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 21–45)
3. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Utopias, Visions, Concepts, and Trends: p. 216–225)
THU, 02-28-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 10), class discussion
Go through this compilation of presentation rules
FRI, 03-01-19 UVF Class Trip more infos t.b.a. soon
SAT, 03-02-19 UVF Class Trip more infos t.b.a. soon
Week 6 TUE, 03-05-19 Rapid Prototyping
Project Colloquium

1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 94–119)
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Design and Technology: p. 239–261)
3. Build a Mock-Up/Quick & Dirty Prototype of your object
THU, 03-07-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 11, No. 12, No. 13, No. 14), class discussion
Watch 'Bauhaus, The Face of the Twentieth Century' (source 1, 2)
Week 7 TUE, 03-12-19 Laser cutter Workshop with Esteban
THU, 03-14-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 15, No. 16, No. 17), class discussion

Spring Semester 2

Week 8 TUE, 04-02-19 Graphic Design & Typography (lecture), project colloquium Build a Cardboard Prototype of object (1:1 or scaled model: clean!)
THU, 04-04-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 18, No. 19, No. 20), class discussion
1. Project Report 1/5
2. Watch 'Helvetica'
Week 9 TUE, 04-09-19 Interface Design (lecture), project colloquium 1. Project Report 2/5,
2. Name for your furniture
3. Logo for your furniture,
4. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Design and its Context(p. 189–201),
THU, 04-11-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 21, No. 22, No. 23), class discussion
Develop your prototype further!
Week 10 TUE, 04-16-19 Excursion to Qasr Al Hosn Fort
(palm leave weaving workshop)
1. Project Report 3/5,
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, On the Communicative Function of Design (p. 148–186)
THU, 04-18-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 24, No. 25, No. 26), class discussion
Develop your prototype further!
Week 11 TUE, 04-23-19 Project Colloquium 1. Project Report 4/5,
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 6 (Testing), p. 121–137, chapter 7 (Evaluation & Selection), p. 139-155,
3. Watch Dieter Rams
THU, 04-25-19 Case-study presentations
(No. 27, No. 28, No. 29, No. 30),
Develop your prototype further!
Week 12 TUE, 04-30-19 Design & Architecture (lecture), project colloquium 1. Project Report 5/5,
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Architecture and Design (p. 202–215),
3. Watch 'Urbanized'
THU, 05-02-19 Prototyping & realisation in the EDS, AML, or Wood Workshop Develop your prototype further!
Week 13 TUE, 05-07-19 Prototyping & realisation in the EDS, AML, or Wood Workshop
THU, 05-09-19 Prototyping & realisation in the EDS, AML, or Wood Workshop 1. Document your project (write a short 200 words text about your project, digitalize your drawings, take pictures),
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 8 (Communicating), p. 156-173)
Week 14 TUE, 05-14-19 Presentation and demonstration of projectEssay 1 re-write
THU, 05-16-19 Preperation for Exhibition8:00AM – 6:00PM: All students set-up their final furniture prototype at the exhibition.
Exhibition Opening Exhibition Opening at 7pm !


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