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FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN

CODE 84620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 11439 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (L-4) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 8 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/13
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Product and nautical design 9274 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • Product and nautical design 9274 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • Product and nautical design 9274 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • DESIGN 10176 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • DESIGN 10176 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • DESIGN 10176 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    • PRODUCT AND COMMUNICATION DESIGN 11439 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • DESIGN WORKSHOP 84621
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of this course is to provide the main, basic concepts of product design and to allow students to experience the design process. The course will focus on learning about the different steps of the whole design process, from needs assessment, to product conception, to product realization, as well as assessing student progress through theoretical and practical exercises.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course aims to analyze the foundational theories, methods, techniques and tools of design -both of material and virtual objects- with reference to their morphological characteristics in relation to:
    - the consumer's needs and usage behavior;
    - the characteristics of production, construction, performance and safety of the product;
    - functional and ergonomic requirements, as well as economic, social and environmental sustainability requirements;
    - visual languages, artistic customs, as well as aesthetic and cultural meanings.

    The main goal of this course is to provide students with a method to tackle different issues with a user-centered approach from the very first phase of the project. Through the lectures and classroom exercises, students will gain the ability to merge the complexity of the design process with their knowledge of the different research and project methods, allowing them to deal with each situation with the most optimal approach.

    By the end of this course, students will be able to:
    - develop the design process with specific research and project methods promoting the detection and reporting of issues and their solution recommendations;
    - read and understand design products according to functional, market, production and symbolic criteria;
    - carry out user studies and use various interviewing techniques to creatively develop projects;
    - visually depict the final project design results in an effective manner.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

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