Advanced Product Design 15 credits

Avancerad produktdesign
Second cycle, D7006A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
Teh syllabus has been established by the Department of Human Work Sciences 2007-12-05

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

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

Design: process and method, D0030A, Design: theory and practice, D0037A, Computer Aided Industrial Design, D0005A, Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering, M7011T, Designing, D7007A and Interaction design, D7015A

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the course, the student will have enhanced knowledge in the field of product development. The student will develop competence for formulating, planning and  carry through a development project in collaboration with an external manufacturing company, in theory and practice with relevant information and useful methods recieve deepened skills for product development. The student will also learn how to manage a product development project in cooperation with companies from the industry. Show in-depth knowledge of inclusive design.
Demonstrate ability to identify a diversity of user needs and experiences in visual communication, symbols, design and interaction between humans and products, and ability to apply this in an advanced product design project.
Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on norm-creative and inclusive design in relation to the project's results and users.

Project planning: Selecting assignment, setting up the project. Gathering information: Different ways to get the right information. Needfinding: Identifying needs, analyzing market trends. Define the problem: Formulate the problem, defining problem level Problem investigation: Area analysis, function listing, function analysis, weighing of criteria. Primary design: Concept development, selection of concept. Design: Final design, component selection, material selection, visualization. Documentation: Produce a presentation of the work process and final result, write a project report, 3D CAD-model, oral presentation

The course consists of classes where theory regarding the product development process is discussed. Parallel to that a project is carried out in cooperation with companies from the industry. Mandatory presence at classes and presentations.

Approved result on project assignment, approved documentation and approved oral presentation.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration , not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
D7006A correspond mainly D7002A and can not be included in the exam at the same time.

Åsa Wikberg-Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Wikberg Nilsson, Å., Ericson, Å. & Törlind, P. (2015) Design: process och metod. Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN 978-91-44 -10885-8

Recommended literature:
Milton, A. & Rodgers, P. (2013). Research methods for Product design. Laurence King ISBN: 978-1-78067-302-8
van Boeijen, A., Daalhizen, J., Zijlstra, J. & van der Schoor, R. (eds.) (2013). Delft Design Guide. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers ISBN 978-9-06369-327-5

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Approved project result,written report/ approved project preG U 3 4 515.00MandatoryS09

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.