COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Materials for Industrial Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ID 207
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
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 To show the link between materials, properties, and products To teach the material selection process To explore material possibilities
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to explain various ways to choose a material for a new product.
  • Student will be able to determine which of the different material alternatives are suitable for a given product
  • Student will be able to identify which material property has priority over others for different components and products
  • Student will be able to explain some of the functional and expressive qualities of materials for design
Course Description This course will use a project-based approach to foster materials knowledge for industrial design. Functional and expressive properties of materials such as metals, polymers, ceramics, glasses, wood, and composites will be discussed. Material selection methods will be explained. Several short projects will be given to students concentrating on the material aspects of given products and new possibilities with alternative materials.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to the Course M. Pfeifer, Materials Enabled Designs chapter 1
2 The Aesthetic Dimension: Materials and the Senses Project 1 launch Ashby-Johnson Ch.4 Rolling Pin – Cutting Board
3 Material Selection Project 1 progress Product concept generation
4 The Engineering Dimension: Properties of materials Project 1 progress Michael Ashby and Kara Johnson, Materials and Design – chapter 4 Product concept development
5 Composite materials Project 1 completion Prototype evaluation and discussion
6 Ferrous materials & Lab Ashby-Johnson: Material profiles pp.216-218 + Lefteri Group experiments with food
7 Non-ferrous materials & Lab Material profiles pp. 219-225 + Lefteri Group experiments with food
8 Midterm Project 2 launch All subjects covered Knife – Peeler
9 Wood Project 2 progress Lefteri Product concept generation and development
10 Thermoplastic Polymers Project 2 completion Material profiles pp.188-200 + Lefteri Prototype evaluation and discussion
11 Thermosetting Polymers Project 3 launch Material profiles pp.201-207 + Lefteri Oven glove – Coaster
12 Elastomers Project 3 progress Material profiles pp.201-207 + Lefteri Oven glove – Coaster
13 Ceramics Project 3 progress Material profiles p.226 -228 Prototype evaluation and discussion
14 Glass Project 3 completion Material profiles p.228 + Lefteri End-of-semester exhibition
15 Review of the semester -
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks Powerpoint presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials Michael Ashby and Kara Johnson, Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, ButterworthHeinemann; 2002 Michael Pfeifer: Materials Enabled Designs, Elsevier, 2009 Chris Lefteri, Materials for Inspirational Design, RotoVision, 2006 Charles A. Harper, Handbook of Materials for Product Design, McGraw Hill, 2001. Jim Lesko , Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, John Wiley and Sons, 1998 E. H. Cornish, Materials and the Designer, Cambridge University Press, 1990

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
51
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
24
Final Exam
1
25
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
75
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
4
4
16
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
12
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
12
    Total
122

 

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

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

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

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

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