TPD4105 - Information Technology for Design and Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The first part gives an introcduction to software for graphic work and topics; • Raster and Vector- graphics • Layout • Typografi
Software: • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe InDesign

The second part focuses on modeling and presentation of 3D-geometri. • CAD-modeleing • Modeling materials • Working with lights • Composition Software: • Autodesk Fusion 360 • Keyshot

Learning outcome

Understanding how computer applications can be used effectively in a design process.
Methods for visual presentation of physical and digital design work.
Knowledge of workflow in selected software applications.

- Generation and manipulation of vector- and raster graphics.
- Combining graphic elements into a layout.
- Gereation and presentation of 3D Geometri

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, projects.

Compulsory assignments

  • 8 assignments
  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

The evaluation is based on a final three days project(100%).
All compulsory assignment must be approved before starting the fina project.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Course materials

Lecture notes. Internet resources.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPD4105 7.5 01.09.2010
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Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 8
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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