COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Design for Sustainability
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PD 316
Fall/Spring
3
0
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 main purpose of this course is to examine the every aspect of industrial design from the view point of sustainability. In other words, the general aim of the semester course is to strengthen the knowledge and sensitivity towards an ecological and sustainable design.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to investigate ecological principles in human and product relationships, and the interaction with the environment.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the interrelated nature of ecology, economy and social equity with a focus on “sustainable systems thinking and analysis”.
  • Students will be able to acquire a fair knowledge of and a critical perspective on concepts, values and the relationship of the above mentioned subjects.
  • Student will be able to increase his/her awareness in terms of sustainability and sustainable product design.
  • Student will be able to collect data for future studies on sustainable product design.
Course Description In this course, the concept of sustainability is undertaken within the design discipline. In this case; students are expected to design their own projects based on their knowledge and awareness in the view point of sustainability and sustainable design.

 



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 (General overview) None
2 The Role and Responsibility of the Designer. The Changing Design Process, Sustainable Design Tools. Sustainable Design Documentary Series I + Discussions I None
3 Introduction to Sustainable Design Projects. None
4 Sustainable Design Documentary Series II + Discussions II Research on sustainable product design.
5 Examples on sustainable product design None
6 Sustainable Design Documentary Series III+ Discussions III Research on sustainable product design.
7 Evaluation of sustainable design research and projects: Guest Speaker
8 Midterm None
9 Sustainable Design Documentary Series IV+ Discussions IV Research on sustainable product design.
10 Evaluation of sustainable design research and projects. None
11 Sustainable Design Documentary Series V+ Discussions V Research on sustainable product design.
12 Submission and evaluation of sustainable design research and projects. None
13 Sustainable Design Documentary Series VI+ Discussions VI Research on sustainable product design.
14 Final Project Submission - I None
15 Final Project Submission - II -
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks

Allen P., Bonazzi C., Gee D. Metaphors for Change, Partnerships, Tools and Civic Action for Sustainability, The Greenleaf Publishing, 2001.Burall P. Green Design, Issues in Design, The Design Council, London, 1991. Burall P. Product Development and the Environment, The Design Council, Gower Publishing Ltd, 1996.Deniz D. “Sustainability and Environmental Issues in Industrial Product Design”,M.Sc. Thesis, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2002.Fiksel J. Design for Environment, Creating Ecoefficient Products and Processes, McGrawHill, 1996.Mackenzie D. Green Design, Design for the Environment, Laurence King Ltd., 1991.

Suggested Readings/Materials Allen P., Bonazzi C., Gee D. Metaphors for Change, Partnerships, Tools and Civic Action for Sustainability, The Greenleaf Publishing, 2001.Burall P. Green Design, Issues in Design, The Design Council, London, 1991. Burall P. Product Development and the Environment, The Design Council, Gower Publishing Ltd, 1996.Deniz D. “Sustainability and Environmental Issues in Industrial Product Design”,M.Sc. Thesis, Izmir Institute of Technology, 2002.Fiksel J. Design for Environment, Creating Ecoefficient Products and Processes, McGrawHill, 1996.Mackenzie D. Green Design, Design for the Environment, Laurence King Ltd., 1991.Morris J. Green Goods? Consumers, Product Labels and the Environment, IEA Studies on the Environment, London, 1997.Ottman J.A. Green Marketing, Opportunity for Innovation, NTC Business Books, 1998.Papanek V. The Green Imperative, Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture, Thames and Hudson, 1995.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
-
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
24
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
18
Final Exams
-
    Total
110

 

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

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

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