Course - Form and physical modelmaking - TEK1315
TEK1315 - Form and physical modelmaking
Theory and practical exercises in formal analysis, development and processing of three-dimensional shapes.
Principles of form:
- Knowledge and practical experience with abstract concepts of form
- Analysis of physical shapes and forms using the terminology of aesthetics.
- Prototyping and modelmaking used to solve problems and develop a better understanding of design requirements.
- Health and safety in the workshop
- has knowledge of basic concepts, theories, processes, tools and methods in the field
- understands the significance and the value of applying abstract formal concepts to exploration of three-dimensional shapes
- has basic knowledge of the different modelmaking techniques and their utilization
- has an understanding of modelmaking in the design process and its significance for product design
- has an insight in different materials used for model making, and health and safety regulations
Skills: The student
- is able to describe physical shapes and forms using the terminology of aesthetics
- can experiment on variations of abstract forms and transfer the understanding to product semantics
- has skills in modelmaking techniques, and experience in using different tools, techniques and materials
- can produce, explore and experiment on physical models and prototypes to solve problems and develop better understanding of design requirements
- can express and emphasize their product idea by presenting physical models
- can discuss and evaluate the presentation of their own works, and their fellow students work, using the vocabulary for the field
- can implement health and safety regulations in the workshop.
General competence: The student
- can plan, organize and conduct a variety of projects, individually or in groups, according to ethical standards
- can find, explore and evaluate information and literature in the field
- can present fundamental topics, theories and solutions in text, oral presentation and through visual communication
- can describe and discuss different perspectives in the field
- has experience with basic methods of creative thinking and innovation
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, tutoring, individuell exercises and practical work in grops, oral presentations and discussions, visuell and written presentations.
Further on evaluation
Portfolio: 4 assignments including 1 Projec work submitted digitaly to Inspera. Digital written exam in Inspera.
If fail: New portfolio included written exam must be submitted the next time the course is run.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Technology Design (ÅRTEK)
Technology Design and Management (BTEKD)
Recommended previous knowledge
TEK1313 Ideation and visualization
Bjarki Hallgrimson. (2012) Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Designers. Laurence King publishers, London. ISBN 13: 978 1 85669 876 4
Bjørn Rybakken, (2008) Formsans og design, Abstrakt forlag AS, ISBN: 978-82-7935-239-6
Geometry of Design, Kimberly Elam, Prinecton Architectural Press, New York ISBN 1-56898-249-6(pbk.)
Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostellow, Architectural Press, New York ISBN 1-56898-329-8
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2021
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Design Methodology
- Product Design
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and Written exam
- Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
- Spring ORD Written examination 30/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 70/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates