Product design, form and concept
2015-2016 - SMF2271 - 10 ECTS


SMF1321 Analytisk tegning, form, farge

On the basis of

TEK1002 Dataassistert design

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should:

  • have basic knowledge of product development with emphasis on aesthetics, function and ergonomics.
  • have basic knowledge regarding the product's character and role in society.
  • have knowledge of key themes, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods in the field.


  • be able to apply knowledge of design where user-focused solutions and aesthetic experience is emphasized.
  • be able to apply methods for user-focused and inclusive design; concerning product, market and cultural understanding.
  • have developed a critical approach towards analyzes of the product regarding form, aesthetics and function.
  • have developed the necessary skills to visualize an ideation process.
  • be able to create three-dimensional models ; mockups and 3-d printing.
  • be able to reflect on their professional practice and adjust this under tutoring.


  • Product ideation and visualization
  • Analysis of an existing product and redesign
  • Concept, expression and 3-d form
Interaction between shape and function
  • Design of industrial products
  • Suggested product benefits / product improvements

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Overall assessment of:

  • One essay based on design theory
  • One assignment on design process and method
  • One project work; Power-point presentation, 3-d visualization and project report

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

2 internal examiners/ external and internal examiner

Re-sit examination

No re-sit.

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

Farstad, Per 2007. Industridesign , Universitetsforlaget, ISBN 82-15-00418-0

Norsk Designråd, 2010, Innovating with people, the business of inclusive design, ISBN 978-82-991852-2-6
Bjarki Hallgrimsson, 2012, Prototyping and modelmaking for product design, Laurence King Publishing, ISBN 13: 978 1 85669 876 4
William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler, 2010, Universal Principles of Design, Rockport Publishers Inc., ISBN 10: 1 59 253 587 9

Replacement course for

SMF2261 Produktdesign Marked

Additional information

Students must pay a fee of up to NOK . 200,- to cover the costs of printing 3-d model.