PROD110-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Product Design Principles

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

Introduction to formal aspects of design practice, including the detailed design brief, important influences and influencers in design throughout history, and the place of design in the context of cultures, nations and users. Critical practical skills, including freehand, digital and technical drawing, as well as prototyping skills using paper, card, 3D printing, laser-cutting, modelling foam and wood.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to formal aspects of design practice, including the development of a formal design brief, to explore the important influences and influencers in design throughout history, and to provide an understanding of the place of design in the context of cultures, nations and users.

Also introduced are critical practical skills needed in Product Design, including freehand, technical drawing, as well as prototyping skills using paper, cardboard, modelling foam and wood. At the end of the course, students should be well prepared to engage in the creative design processes required in the Semester 2 course, PROD101.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, students will be prepared to engage in practical design projects and
  • know how to write a detailed design brief
  • have developed an awareness of ethical and cultural issues, particularly as it applies to indigenous peoples in the context of design
  • understand the importance of aesthetics, affordance, visual communication in product design
  • have experienced practical prototyping aspects of design projects using card, foam and wood materials
  • know different design processes, major influences and methodologies, historical events and movements in the world of design
  • understand essential shifts and paradigms in understanding design
  • developed their critical thinking about things and events and understand socially and culturally responsible design practices, especially in the context of bi-cultural and multi-cultural competencies in the context of design
  • expanded their freehand sketching, technical drawing, visual communication and presentation skills

Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the BProdDesign, the BProdDesign/BCom and the BProdDesign/BSc.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 005
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 005
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
03 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
04 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
05 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
06 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
07 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 101 Design Suite
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
02 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
03 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
04 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
05 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
06 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
07 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
08 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
09 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Len Lye 101A Maker Space
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 003 Music
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

Bahareh Shahri

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery

Lecturer

Wendy Zhang

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Technical Drawing 15% Technical Drawing: Assignments, in class test and final toy project. Due Week 11 (20-24th of May)
Final Exam (on lecture material) 20%
Model Making 30% Final Showcase: Carboard Model (teams of 3) 5% Due 18 -22 March, Foam Model (individual project) 5% Due 18 -22 March, Carboard Cutter (teams of 2) 5% Due 29 April - 3rd of May, Wooden Toy (teams of 4) 12% Due 27 -31 May, Postcard (individual project) 3% Due 31 May,
Assignment 1 (on lecture material) 30 Mar 2020 10%
Assignment 2 (on lecture material) 15 May 2020 10%
Freehand Drawing 27 May 2020 15% Assignments, in-class activities and toy project. Four series of individual drawings and 1 teamwork.


Please see Course Outline on Learn for a full breakdown of assessments.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Burdek, Bernhard E. et al; Design : history, theory and practice of product design ; Second revised edition; Birkhauser, 2015.

Milton, Alex. , Rodgers, Paul; Research methods for product design ; Laurence King Pub., 2013.

Notes

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the BProdDesign, BProdDesign/BSc or BProdDesign/BCom degrees

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the departments and faculties page .

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