COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Graduation Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
DM 498
Spring
2
6
5
14
Prerequisites
 FFD 101To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andID 201To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andID 202To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andDM 302To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andID 303To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andDM 401To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andFFD 102To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The graduation project is a design based business model project for senior students to demonstrate all their knowledge and skills gained during their undergraduate education. I The student designers will not only be able to extend their knowledge of a particular topic, and improve and demonstrate their design skills and their ability to manage a design project but also demonstrate an interdisciplinary process required for design management discipline.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to cover advanced design and innovation management concepts through a design based business model project.
  • Student will be able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the design management in a business model depending on a variety of products, services and systems combined with social responsibility, ethics, environment, energy concepts.
  • Student will be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances by using design management tools and devices, and to propose design and business model solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design.
  • Student will be able to take on responsibility individually to manage complex problems in industrial design and design management processes.
  • Student will be able to realize a catalog and exhibition aiming at presenting the final projects to the parties concerned.
Course Description Ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the design management to a variety of products, services and systems combined with social responsibility, ethics, environment, energy issues through a complex business model.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction, Gantt Chart Desktop and Field Resarch
2 R&D Projects and Project File Preparation Desktop and Field Resarch
3 Observation and data collection / System Animation Desktop and Field Resarch
4 Observation and data collection / System Animation R&D Project Preparation
5 MARCH 15 SUBMISSION 1 / Project Application Folder Desktop and Field Resarch
6 Survey & Market Verification Survey Development and Application
7 System Scheme Animation, Survey & Market Verification Survey Development and Application
8 Business Plan None
9 Business Plan None
10 APRIL 19 SUBMISSION 2: Digital Project Presentation + Promotional Design Samples Business Plan
11 APRIL 26 PRESENTATION WORKSHOP Corporate and Product identity research and sketches
12 - Identity Design Model - Web-page development - Promotion materials Corporate and Product identity research and sketches
13 Identity Design Model / Post-project review
14 MAY 17 SUBMISSION 3: PRESENTATION (Identity Design Package, Web-page development, Promotion materials, Full Business Animation Presentation pages, Technical details, kartvizit, Video shoot
15 FINAL SUBMISSION: Final Jury and Graduation Exhibition Setup Submit materials listed below in WEEK 15-16: 1. Project Web-page 2. Promotional products 3. Business Plan 4. Full Business Animation 5. Business identity interface designs 6. System Scheme
16 GRADUATION EXHIBITION All materials in Exhibition format
Course Notes/Textbooks Instructor’s compilations and presentations for distribution and sharing in course web file.
Suggested Readings/Materials Books & JournalsBorja de Mozota, Brigitte (2004). Design Management: Using Design to Build Brand Value and Cooperate Innovation. Allworth PressBoyle, Griff (2003), Design Project Management, AshgateDesign Discourse, Journal of Design History and Design Philosophy Design Management Journal, Design Management Institute, BostonFuller, R. Buckminster (1981), Critical Path, NY St. Martin’s PressKelley, Tom (2001). The Art of Innovation, DoubledayNeumeier, Marty (2006). ZAG: The Number One Strategy of HighPerformance Brands, Peachpit PressArticlesHeskett, John \"The Economic Role of Industrial Design\" The Role of Product Design in PostIndustrial Society (ed. Tevfik Balcıoğlu) , Ankara METU Faculty of Architecture Press, pp 77 92 Olson, Er,c M. (et al). “Managing Design for Competitive Advantage: A Process Approach” Design Management Journal, Vol 11, No. 4, Fall 2000, Design Management Institute, pp. 10 – 17Lojacono, Gabriella (with Zaccai, Gianfranco). “The Evolution of The DesignInspired Enterprise, MIT Sloan Management Review; Spring 2004, Vol.45, Issue 3, p.7579WebsitesUniversity of Cambridge, Innovation and Design Management Resources and Information: http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/ctm/idm/resources/

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
30
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
-
-
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
8
128
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
5
80
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
25
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
-
Final Exams
1
    Total
308

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

X
2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

X
3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

X
4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

X
5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

X
6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

X
7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

X
9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

X
13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest