Design: project and depth 15 credits

Design: projekt och fördjupning
First cycle, D0045A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and D0030A Design: process and method, D0039A Design: Interaction and prototypes or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
  • Demonstrate progression of knowledge within product design, design processes and design methods by identifying, accounting, referencing and related relevant theory and methodology in the field of industrial design engineering
  • Demonstrate insights in industrial design engineering, user-centered design and product development by implementing relevant theory and methodology, as well as being able to argue in writing and orally for ideas and solutions in relation to theory
  • Demonstrate ability to independently, in dialogue with others, plan, implement and communicate a design project through insight into core values, current products and services, product development strategies, design methodology, usability, and design
  • Demonstrate ability to visually, in writing and verbally communicate ideas and solutions in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate values in analysis and evaluation of ideas, solutions and concepts based on identified core values, user experience, including user needs and conditions, as well as economic, ecological and socially sustainable development
  • Demonstrate an approach that includes professionalism as well as continuous learning and skills development in industrial design engineering
  • Show in-depth knowledge of inclusive design
  • Demonstrate ability to identify and apply a diversity of user needs and experiences in visual communication, symbols, design and interaction between humans and products
  • Demonstrate ability to critically reflect on inclusive design in relation to the project's results and users

The course is one of the final moments of your education in industrial design engineering and involves independent implementation of a design assignment aimed at applying and deepening skills. The content and implementation of the assignment vary and i As far as possible, the student is given the opportunity to work with what is considered most valuable for skills development. Independent work means in this course that a major responsibility is to be responsible, collaborate and lead both yourself and others in the implementation of the project.
  • Practical and theoretical reason for industrial design engineering
  • Academic writing
  • Immersion in Industrial design engineering
  • Collaboration
  • Physical and visual implementation of design project

Kursen består huvudsakligen av professionellt, praktiskt och självständigt genomförande av uppdrag i ett mindre team med stöd av handledare. Uppdragen syftar till att ge dig möjlighet att öva din självständighet och professionalitet, dvs. att tanken är att du ska möta samma typ av frågeställningar och arbetsuppgifter som du senare kommer att möta i din professionella yrkesutövning. Under projektets genomförande ska löpande dokumentering och rapportering ske både till uppdragsgivare och coacher och en dokumentation av projektet.

Academic writing 4 hp U G VG
Project 9 hp U G VG
Workbook 2 hp U G

The course participants must register themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, during the first three days of the term, to not lose their place in the course. This also applies to students with guaranteed place.

Peter Törlind

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The Field Guide to Human-centered Design: Design Kit, IDEO 2015, ISBN: 9780991406319

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Academic writingU G VG *4.00MandatoryA18
0002ProjectU G VG *9.00MandatoryA18
0003WorkbookU G VG *2.00MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.