Product design, form and concept
Study plans 2016-2017 - 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

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)


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

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.