Industrial design I

Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Liamadis
Course ID280006801

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSArtistic Spesialization323

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, students will: - know the fundamentals of design theory and practice - be aware of contemporary issues in industrial design - be able to clarify the similarities and differences between art and design (visual and utilitarian object) - be able to cope with simple design and construction applications
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The module aims to introduce the student to the basics of design theory and practice, addressing upon wider issues of contemporary design and clarifying the similarities and differences between art and design (visual and utilitarian object). ■ the Language of Things: everyday objects as conveyors of functional information and symbolic meaning ■ Contemporary views on Design and Styling ■ Factors / Restrictions in the Design og Industrial Objects ■ Functionality, Ergonomics, interface, standarization, personalization ■ Social and Cultural Aspects in Indusrtial Design ■ Objects in the borderline of Art and Design Instructional Resources: The conduct of the course is assisted by rich visual material in multimedia format (PowerPoint, video, documentaries). Short design exercises to introduce students to the fundamentals of design factors, methodology and proccess (ergonomics, interface, etc.)
Industrial Design, Functionality, ergonomics, Aesthetics, socio-cultural aspects of the design
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Multimedia Lectures (incorpotating powerpoint presentations, video projections, documentary films, etc.) - Blog for posting course content (abstracts), announcements, information and research material etc. - Contact with students via e-mail the blog comment platform
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Artistic Workshop
Artistic creation
Student Assessment
Assessment: student coursework upon consultancy / supervision of the instructor. Details on assessment ctiteria and planned design exercises will be announced in class and posted on the blog [www.industrialdesign-1]
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • design projects (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Λιαμάδης Γιώργος, “Πολιτισμός της Αυτοκίνησης: Design & Styling”, Εκδόσεις University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013 2. Donald A.Norman, “Σχεδιασμός των αντικειμένων της καθημερινότητας”, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα 2010
Additional bibliography for study
1. Sara Hausmann & Achim Bohmer, Designline (Formstrahl), Avedition, 2008 (ISBN 978-3-89986-099-3) 2. Burdek Bernhard E., Design – History, theory and practice of product design, Birhkauser, Basel 2005 3. de Noblet Jocelyn (edit.), Industrial Design-Reflections of a century, Flammarion/APCI, Paris, 1993 4. Dorfles, Gillo, Εισαγωγή στο βιομηχανικό σχέδιο, Εκδόσεις Roma 5 Design, 1988 5. M.Erlhorff, T.Marshall, Design Dictionary: Perspectives of Design Terminology, Birkhauser, 2003 [Παπασωτηρίου] 6. Alvin R.Tilley, Henry Dreyfuss Associates, The measure of man and woman: Human Factors in Design, Willey, 2001 7. Koos Eissen, Sketching (5th printing): Drawing Techniques for Product Designers, BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, 2009 8. Pipes Alan, Drawing for Designers, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2007 9. Lefteri Chris, Making it: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2007 10. Fiell, Charlotte & Peter, Industrial Design A-Z, Taschen, Köln, 2000 11. Norman Donald, The Design of Everyday Things, MIT Press (reprint edition), 1998 12. Norman Donald, Emotional Design: why we love (or hate) everyday things, Basic Books, New York, 2004 13. Powell D., Presentation Techniques: A guide to drawing and presenting design ideas, Little, Brown & Company, UK, 1994 14. Chris Lefteri, Materials for Inspirational Design, Rotovision, 2006 15. Inna Alesina & Ellen Lupton, Exploring Materials: creative design for everyday objects, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2010 16. Conran T., Design, Conran Octopus, London, 1996 17. Fiell, Charlotte & Peter, Designing the 21st Century, Taschen, Köln, 2001 18. Lidwell William, Manacsa Gerry, Deconstructing Product Design, Rockport [Παπασωτηρίου] 19. Hara Kenya, Designing Design, Lars Muller Publishers, Switzerland, 2007 20. Terstiege Gerrit (Ed.), The Making of Design: from the first model to the final product, Birkhauser, Germany, 2009 21. Ashby Mike & Johnson Kara, Υλικά και Σχεδιασμός: Η τέχνη και επιστήμη επιλογής υλικών στο σχεδιασμό προϊόντων, εκδ. Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα, 2006 22. Gantz Carroll, Design Chronicles, Schiffer, 2005 [Παπασωτηρίου] 23. Grinyer Clive, Smart Design: Products that Change our Lives, RotoVision, Switzerland, 2001 24. Pallasmaa Juhani, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, John Wiley, New York, 2005 25. Philips, Vision of the Future, V+K Publishing, The Netherlands, 1996 26. Sparke Penny, An Introduction to Design and Culture [1900 to the present], Routledge, London, 2004, 2nd edition 27. Sparke Penny, A Century of Car Design, Mitchell Beazley, London, 2002 28. Ueki-Polet Keiko, Klemp Klaus, Less and More, The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams, Gestalten, Berlin, 2009 29. Valery Paul, Ευπαλίνος ή Ο Αρχιτέκτων, Α’ Ανατύπωση, Εκδόσεις Άγρα, Αθήνα, 1988 30. Campos Christian, Product Design Now: Renderings, Collins Design, 2010 [ISBN: 978-0061968761] 31. Reis Dalcacio, Ed. Wiedemann Julius, Product Design in the Sustainable Era, Taschen [Παπασωτηρίου] 32. Hudson Jennifer, Designs for small spaces, Laurence King [Παπασωτηρίου]
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