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Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas 2020

General course structure/schedule of meetings/list of discussion topics/homework and due dates

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, 01-28-20 Design Fundamentals
General introduction, Time and Project Management
Get the course books from the book store.
THU, 01-30-20 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 5 digital photographs of traditional/typical/important architecture from your hometown.
Week 2 TUE, 02-04-20 Rapid Prototyping (Laser Cutting Workshop) 1. Pass Esteban's laser cutter training
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 94–119),
3. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Design and Technology: p. 239–261)
THU, 02-06-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 1, No. 2), class discussion
1. Watch 'Rams'
2. Go through this compilation of presentation rules
Week 3 TUE, 02-11-20 Mood-board presentation 1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 78),
2. Think about three cardboard architecure projects you would like to work on,
3. Create a mood-board for each idea.
4. Email a PDF with the 3 moodboards to Felix
THU, 02-13-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 3, No. 4), class discussion
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Week 4 TUE, 02-18-20 Ideation (Brainstorming, Mind-Maps) 1. Watch 'Urbanized',
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 cardboard architecture.
5. Email mind-map and word-cloud to Felix
THU, 02-20-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 5, No. 6), class discussion
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Week 5 TUE, 02-25-20 Drawing Workshop -
THU, 02-27-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 7, No. 8), class discussion
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Week 6 TUE, 03-03-20 Cardboard Workshop with Tobias Horrock Please reserve the afternoons and evenings on Tue 3 and Wed 4 for this workshop (each day 6–9pm)
THU, 03-05-20 Presentation of Cardboard Workshop results -
Week 7 TUE, 03-10-20 Project Colloquium 1. Create three handdrawings 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)
4. Email scans of your drawings to Felix
THU, 03-12-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 9, No. 10), class discussion
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Spring Semester 2

Week 8 TUE, 03-31-20 The Function of Design
Project Colloquium
1. Build a small scale model of your cardboard architecture
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Architecture and Design (p. 202–215)
THU, 04-02-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 11, No. 12), class discussion
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Week 9 TUE, 04-07-20 Project Colloquium 1. Project Report 1/5
2. Improve/change your small scale model based on the feedback you received
THU, 04-09-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 13, No. 14), class discussion
1. Watch 'Bauhaus, The Face of the Twentieth Century' (source 1, 2)
Week 10 TUE, 04-14-20 Project Colloquium 1. Project Report 2/5
2. Watch 'Objectified'
2. Develop a perfectly made cardboard model that features a detail from your architecture.
THU, 04-16-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 15), class discussion
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Week 11 TUE, 04-21-20 Graphic Design & Typography 1. Project Report 3/5
2. 'Watch Helvetica'
3. Name for your cardboard architecture
4. Logo for your cardboard architecture,
5. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, On the Communicative Function of Design (p. 148–186), Design and its Context (p. 189–201)
THU, 04-23-20 -
Week 12 TUE, 04-28-20 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
THU, 04-30-20 -
Week 13 TUE, 05-05-20 Project Colloquium 1. Project Report 5/5,
2. 1. Write your Artistic Statement,
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 8 (Communicating), p. 156-173)
THU, 05-07-20 Prototyping & realisation -
Week 14 TUE, 05-12-20 Prototyping & realisation 1. Finish your cardboard architecture prototype.
THU, 05-14-20 Presentation of project Have all documents (drawings, photographs of models, etc.) uploaded to the online exhibition!


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