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Design immersion 7.5 credits

Design: kontext och analys
First cycle, D0051A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
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 completed courses of at least 60 credits in the subject area Industrial design with at least the grade Pass. This must include the following courses; Design: process and method (D0030A) 15 credits, Design: Interaction and prototypes (D0039A) 15 credits, Graphic design and presentation technique (D0018A) 7,5 credits, Product-and Manufacturing Design (A0013A) 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to develop the student's competence in identifying, applying, analyzing and synthesizing design practice, methodology and theory, thus contributing to the development of knowledge in the field of industrial design engineering.

The aim is that the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of industrial design engineering science
  • Demonstrate knowledge in design science
  • View ability to analyze, apply and describe design methodology
  • View ability to critically review and relate to user, corporate and social perspectives
  • Show ability to communicate verbally, in writing and visually communicate design science

The course deals with design science foundation and methodology, current research and development work as well as visual, oral and written communication of the field of industrial design engineering.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course is largely conducted as independent work, both individually and in collaboration with others. Seminars and exercises aim to provide an in-depth understanding of design science and design methodology. The course's tasks include:

  1. Introduction to design science: Exercise in reading, analyzing and describing design science
  2. Design Methodology: Exercise in Identifying, Analyzing, Describing and Synthesizing the Use of Design Methodology
  3. Depth: Exercise in identifying, deepening, describing, analyzing, synthesizing and communicating knowledge in the field of industrial design engineering.

Seminars are conducted for formative feedback, ie. feedback where the student is able to develop his / her work based on comments before final submission, as well as critical review of own and others texts.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Crash course in design research U, G# 1.5 credits      
Design research methods  U, G#  2 credits
Design theory immersion  U, G#   4 credits

The course participants must register themselves, or contact ETKS 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.

Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3
Research Methods for Product Design. Alex Milton, Paul Rodgers. ISBN 9781780673028

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Crash course in design researchU G#1.50MandatoryA18
0002Design research methodsU G#2.00MandatoryA18
0003Design theory immersionU G#4.00MandatoryA18

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.

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 Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021