COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
History And Theory Of Industrial Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ID 301
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 Delivering basic concepts, events, people recorded in the history and theory of design in preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial eras by relating design history with different sociocultural characteristics of different geographies, theories, ideologies and states of thought
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to use historical and theoretical components of industrial design in oral and text formats.
  • Student will be able to use knowledge regarding pre-industrial, industrial, and post-industrial eras by relating design history with different socio-cultural characteristics of different geographies, theories, ideologies and states of thought.
  • Student will refer to the written and visual knowledge of events, concepts and people related to history and theory of industrial design.
  • Student will compare knowledge of design in relation with different socio-cultural structures, geographies, theories, ideologies and states of thought.
  • Student will be able to relate design history with the course of socio-economical, scientific, and technological coarse of events.
Course Description Visual and written material regarding basic concepts, events, people recorded in the history and theory of design in preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial eras.

 



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 Orientation; General Overview of industrial design history. Interrelations between art, technology, society, culture, economics, and design. Bibliography and resources. Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
2 History of design in preindustrial period. Characteristics of preindustrial products and services Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
3 Illumination, Industrialization, Emergence of Middle Class and Capital Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
4 Participation at İzmir Good Design Days Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
5 XIXth Century: Industrialization and International Exhibitions Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
6 XIX. Yüzyıl: Arts and Crafts ve William Morris Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
7 Turn of the XXth Century, Modernism and Bauhaus Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
8 Design in Germany; AEGBehrens, BraunRams Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
9 MIDTERM Preparation for midterm study subjects
10 Design in USA; Standardization, Management, Styling, Loewy, Teague, Bell Geddes, R.B. Fuller Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
11 talian Design: Alesi, Pininfarina, Memphis, Superstudio Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
12 Scandinavian Design Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
13 Industrial Design in Far Eastern Countries Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
14 Industrial Design in Turkey Preparation from the related compilation and/or article provided in the course web file
15 FINAL EXAM Date will be announced
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks Heskett, John (1980). Industrial Design, London, Thames and HudsonInstructor’s compilations and presentations for distribution and sharing in course web file.
Suggested Readings/Materials Balcıoğlu, Tevfik (ed.) (1998) , The Role of Product Design in PostIndustrial Society, Ankara METU Faculty of Architecture Press. Basalla, George (1988), The Evolution of Technology, Cambridge University Press (trans. by Cem Soydemir as “Teknolojinin Evrimi”, Ankara Tübitak Popüler Bilim Kitapları, 1996). Design Discourse, Journal of Design History and Design Philosophy. Forty, Adrian (1992), Objects of Desire, London Thames and Hudson. Fuller, R. Buckminster (1981), Critical Path, NY St. Martin’s Press. Hiesinger, Kathyrn, & George Marcus (1993), Landmarks of Twentieth Century Design, NY London Paris Abbeville Press. Journal of Design History, Design History Society, Oxford University Press. Woodham, Jonathan M.(1997), Twentieth Century Design, Oxford University Press. Internet: Modern History Sourcebook: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html. Jan Michl (Oslo, Norway) Selection of Online Texts Page: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2360/jm.webtexts.html. Journal of Design History Web Site: http://www.jdh.oupjournals.org. Design Discourse Web Site: http://www.designhistoryforum.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
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
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
2
8
16
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
6
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
20
    Total
120

 

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

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

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

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

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