Integrated Product Development: Redesign

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained at 1st and 2nd semester at the bachelor's program in Interaction Design

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Disclaimer.
This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.
 

PURPOSE
The purpose of the module is to develop the students' ability to systematically handle relatively simple redesign processes for products using basic tools and methods within structured idea generation, physical ergonomics understanding and form analysis and development. The student can work with redesign of a given product with predefined references within form, styling and aesthetics, which must be integrated with functionality and construction. Digital tools for rendering, possibly with image manipulation, together with image composition form the basis for accurate visual presentation of the redesign.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • must have knowledge of theories and methods for redesign processes of products based on the use and user perspective
  • must be able to account for basic methods for systematic idea generation and product development within the engineering and designer area
  • must be able to account for and analyze theory and methods for basic physiological ergonomic conditions related to product development; including the basics of anthropometry, elementary functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal and neurophysiological systems, as well as known general injury mechanisms in relation to the use of products and ergonomic characterizations of comfort and discomfort.
  • must have knowledge of basic methods for systematic analysis, description of form and expression related to product design

Skills

  • must be able to carry out basic systematic analysis and development of function and expression-related aspects from a use perspective
  • must be able to seek out and use anthropometric information, as well as ergonomic methods and metrics for analysis and evaluation of product use and application related to human physiology, including specifically being able to identify potentially critical work / interaction situations in relation to the product, in order to design a implicitly appropriate use
  • must be able to visualize and communicate functional and expressive aspects using the subject's relevant digital tools
  • must be able to design simple products based on predefined visual reference points and integrate this with the product's features

Competences

  • must be able to methodically support the redesign of simple products through a systematic methodical product development process that primarily integrates form and function from predefined reference points and actively relates to the user's perspective, including especially physiology and ergonomics
  • must be able to identify, visualize and communicate the most important functional and expressive properties and strengths of a product proposal with professional tools

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17.

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntegrated Product Development: Redesign
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntegreret produktudvikling: redesign
Module codeDSNIXDB304
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design