TPD4105 - Information Technology for Design and Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

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

  • Exercise
  • 8 assignments

Further on evaluation

The evaluation is based on a final three days project. All compulsory assignments must be approved before starting the final project. The studenst must not repeat the assignments if they fail on the exam.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

TPD4100 Design 1 - Introduction and TDT4110 - Information Technology, Introduction. The course is limited to students in the 5 year Master program in Industrial Design.

Course materials

Lecture notes. Internet resources.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPD4105 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
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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