COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Graduation Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PD 498
Spring
2
6
5
14
Prerequisites
 FFD 101To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andID 303To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andPD 314To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andPD 409To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andFFD 102To 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)
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 aim of the graduation project is to provide a venue for senior students to apply all their knowledge and skills gained during their undergraduate education. Additionally, to create an opportunity for these students to focus on a particular design issue or problem of their choice. The student designers will be able to extend their knowledge of a particular topic, improve and demonstrate their design skills and their ability to manage an industrial design project. This design course is a step before professional life, and therefore, the course should be undertaken, by the student, in a serious manner, to professional standards.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to manage their own industrial design processes by applying basic and advanced design methods and creativity techniques to given design problems.
  • Student will be able to extend their knowledge on a design topic by finding and interpreting complex information relevant to their design problem.
  • Student will be able to make effective oral and visual presentations to communicate advanced design concepts and design process
  • Student will be able to develop and apply advanced skills in physical prototyping and CAD modeling and manual rendering techniques in the resolution of design problems
  • Student will be able to work autonomously on design problems of a high degree of technical complexity to solve multi-faceted design problems.
  • Student will be able to collaborate with industrial partners and gain experience discussing and resolving their design problems, and presenting their design process and concepts.
  • Student will be able to produce advanced prototypes of design concepts for the purposes of testing and simulation, and for presenting to and convincing decision makers.
Course Description This course consists of a single significant industrial design project. Students will undertake advanced design processes, to a high degree of technical detail, that focus on specific aspects of the design problem for consumer products, services, or systems. In this course, students will produce convincing prototypes and visual presentations of their final product and design concepts.

 



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 Product Design Sketches. Product Research
2 Product Design Product Design Sketches. Product Research
3 Product Design Patent Research. Consumer Reports. Technology Research. Material Research
4 Product Design Patent Research. Consumer Reports. Technology Research. Material Research
5 Product Design 2D & 3D Phase. Material Samples
6 Product Design Sketching, 3D Modelling
7 3 APRIL SUBMISSION 1: Brief + Product Design Sketching, 3D Modelling
8 Design Process cont. Sketching, 3D Modelling
9 14 APRIL SUBMISSION 2: 3D Animated video of Design/System + High Quality Renders/Sketches Animated video, Sketching, 3D Modelling
10 21 APRIL IDENTITY & WEBSITE WORKSHOP none
11 28 APRIL SUBMISSION 3: Identity Design Personal & Product identity files
12 Project Website development Image remodeling/retouching/staging
13 Project Website development cont. Image remodeling/retouching/staging
14 Project Website development cont. Image remodeling/retouching/staging
15 28 MAY SUBMISSION 4: Final Website + Catalog + Video Submit materials listed below in WEEK 15-16: Final Website (link & pdf) + Catalog (pdf) + Video (mov./avi/etc.)
16 FINAL SUBMISSION All materials revised for final submission
Course Notes/Textbooks There is no special textbook for this course. However, some reading materials are assigned by instructors on an ad hoc basis. Each student designer, during the course of the project, will necessarily do desk and field research and should become familiar with the science and information that is available on their topic.
Suggested Readings/Materials Student designers are encouraged to be in contact with firms and professionals during the course of the design project.

 

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
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
30
    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

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