COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Portfolio Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ID 404
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach the basics of developing a personal portfolio from the perspective of an industrial designer. The main focus of the course is on establishing a strong correspondence between the presentation material and the way it is presented. Students will be guided to develop the best portfolios that represent themselves. They are expected to design a portfolio consisting of their best works and use the most appropriate presentation method.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain career opportunities in the field of industrial design (also in computer graphics & design, digital media and art, etc.).
  • Construct a portfolio of their work on paper, CD ROM, DVD, and/or internet to use for job hunting or academic purposes. (This subject is a long term outcome for the profession as well.)
  • Self-promote their skills as a designer.
  • Interact and communicate professionally and socially in business environment such as taking notes, asking questions, opening discussions etc. (This subject is a long term outcome for the profession as well.)
  • Be prepared for their professional life and future career plan. (This subject is a long term outcome for the profession as well.)
Course Description This course aims to teach the industrial design students how to present themselves and their works through their professional portfolio, both digitally (web, showreel, etc.) an as a printed book.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction: Portfolio Design and Types None
2 Personal Identity, Brand and Logo CV (draft), Identity Definition and Portfolio Inventory
3 Designer Identity Development (in-class assignment) Application 1: Designer Identity Mood Board and Logo Sketches
4 Portfolio Concept: Color, font and layout Application 2: Research, Sketches
5 Portfolio Concept (in-class assignment) Research, Sketching, Design
6 Website Design Application 3: Sketching, Design, Modelling
7 Website Design Design, Modelling
8 PRESENTATION 1: Website Digital Portfolio: Presentation on screen
9 Portfolio Design Application 4: Portfolio and promotion material sketches
10 Portfolio Design Portfolio and promotion material sketches
11 PRESENTATION 2: Portfolio Presentation of the Portfolio model (draft pdf)
12 Website and Portfolio Design Preparing the 2D and 3D materials.
13 Website and Portfolio Design Preparing the 2D and 3D materials.
14 FINAL PORTFOLIO EVALUATION Website (link and pdf) & Portfolio (pdf)
15 Review of the semester None
16 Review of the semester None
Course Notes/Textbooks There is no required text for the course. Some additional reading material will be handed out or given reference to the students.
Suggested Readings/Materials Designers’ Web Pages

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
4
25
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
80
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
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
20
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
8
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
6
    Total
106

 

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

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

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

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

13

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

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