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SUSTAINABILITY PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS

CODE 87027
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course, which frames historically and critically the subject of sustainability, with attention to its different interpretations, aims to provide students with specific knowledge for an ecological approach to industrial design. The course considers different energy production technologies from renewable sources, systems aimed to reduce the environmental impact and the different management and control strategies of the design and production processes.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to make students aware of the importance of a sustainable approach to industrial design, by providing basics for the acquisition of technical knowledge and for the development of critical thinking on the subject.

The student will have knowledge on these topics:

  • ecological culture;
  • ecological design in the life cycles of products;
  • LCA; production from renewable sources;
  • natural materials;
  • product labels, eco-labels;
  • critical analysis of the ecological design.

 

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

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TEACHING METHODS

The course includes lectures even with the intervention of external experts to present the cultural context, the possible strategies for the design for environment, case studies and products. The moments of dialogue with the students will be favored.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics are: ecological culture; ecological design in the life cycles of products; LCA; production from renewable sources; natural materials; product labels, eco-labels; critical analysis of the ecological design and perspectives. The teacher will provide on aulaweb a detailed plan and time-table of lessons, with also external teachers mentioned.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

At the end of the course, the teacher will provide students with lecture notes and slides. For each topic, he will provide students, in class, with a specific bibliography.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA GIACHETTA (President)

ADRIANO MAGLIOCCO

KATIA PERINI

CHIARA PICCARDO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes lectures even with the intervention of external experts to present the cultural context, the possible strategies for the design for environment, case studies and products. The moments of dialogue with the students will be favored.

 

LESSONS START

 

See class schedule on website.

 

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam foresees the verification of students’ knowledge, in theoretical-methodological and applied terms. The exam is related to the topics of lessons and complies with the presented course schedule.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

An oral test will check students’ knowledge and capacity of critical re-elaboration.
The evaluation parameters are knowledge of the topics of the lessons, clear exposition, use of correct language, ability to reason.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Salvo diverso avviso l’esame si terrà online sul Team del corso; indicazioni sul Team, sul programma e slide del corso sono su aulaweb.
15/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Salvo diverso avviso l’esame si terrà online sul Team del corso; indicazioni sul Team, sul programma e slide del corso sono su aulaweb.
15/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale Gli esami si svolgono su piattaforma Teams. Per chi lo desidera, sarà possibile svolgere l’esame anche in presenza in aula 4B nello stesso orario. In tal caso, bisogna ricordarsi che per l’accesso al dipartimento è indispensabile il green pass e la mascherina. Il team è quello delle lezioni: Sostenibilità dei processi e dei prodotti Codice: uvr56f7 L’esame è un orale e riguarda gli argomenti presentati a lezione. Per chi ha frequentato, saranno sufficienti slide e appunti presenti su aulaweb. Per chi non ha potuto frequentare è consigliabile integrare le slide con la lettura dei libri indicati nelle slide della Lezione 1: Presentazione del corso e testi di riferimento. Non sono richieste tesine o altri elaborati.