FFD 655 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Mass customization and innovative product development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 655
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course explores the use of mass customization and innovation in design fields. Course objectives include acquiring knowledge of the context of mass customization and the future possibilities, and to engage the recent developments as potential areas for innovative product development.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to follow the evolution and future of mass customization.
  • will be able to develop the concept of a design application with mass customization
  • will be able to develop their creativity by examining the practices of mass customization for innovative product development
  • will be able to realize interdisciplinary research for customized product development.
Course Content With the changes in the market and the increasing consumer demands, the necessity for customized products has increased, and with the advantages of technological developments new paradigms have recently been argued. In the recent decades, customization concepts refer mostly to mass customization. The topic develops rapidly all in production and service sectors as well as in the design fields. Within the content of the course, the concepts of mass customization and innovation are discovered with the analyses and practices in design disciplines. Current trends for mass customization are explored, tools and methods related to innovative product development for specific design fields like fashion design are investigated. \n

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course None
2 Context of mass customization and innovation Reading (Gilmore and Pine)
3 Significant developments and new technologies for mass customization Reading (Fogliatto, et al)
4 Examples, Mass customization in apparel industry Reading (Nayak, et al.)
5 Future trends and developments in various design fields Research on trends and technologies of mass customization
6 Manufacturing and service related cases Research on various cases
7 Maker movement TBA
8 Literature search for specific fields, reading of papers None
9 Individual research and discussions on student projects Individual reading / research
10 Individual research and discussions on student projects Individual reading / research
11 Individual research and discussions on student projects Individual reading / research
12 Individual research and discussions on student projects Individual reading / research
13 Presentations /Discussion Presentation
14 Presentations /Discussion Presentation
15 Review of semester None
16 Review of semester None

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials BGilmore, J. and Pine, J. (1997). The four faces of customization, Harvard Business Review, 75(1), 91-101 Boër, C. ve Dulio, S. (2007). Mass customization and footwear: Myth, salvation or reality? London: Springer Verlag. Pine, J. (1993). Mass customization: The new frontier in the business. Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business School Press Kratochvil, M. ve Carson, C. (2005). Growing modular: Mass customization of complex products, services and software, Berlin: Springer. Fogliatto, F., Da Silviera, G., Borenstein, D. and., “The mass customization decade: An updated review of the literature”, International Journal of Production Economics, 238 (2012), 14-25. Lee, S.,Kunz, G.I., Fiore, A.M., Campbell, J.R., “Acceptance of mass customization of apparel: merchandising issues associated with preference for product, process and place.” Clothing and textiles research journal, 20(3), 138-146, 2002. Choy, R. ve Loker, R. Mass customization of wedding gowns: Design involvement on the internet. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 22 (1/2), 79-87, 2004. The role of mass customization in the apparel industry

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
80
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
226

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

to be able to develop scientific expertise and capabilities in the field of design studies by using creative and critical thinking as well as research skills; innovatively contributing to the discipline through new ideas, 

2

to be able to comprehend the interaction across various disciplines related to the field of design reaching at original conclusions via using new and complex analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills,

3

to be able to develop new strategic approaches to solve unforeseen complex issues in design practice through integrative and creative elaboration,

4

to be able to conduct independent research, analyze scientific phenomena through a broad, deep and critical perspective, arrive at new syntheses and evaluations in design discipline,

5

to be able to publish scientific articles in reputable refereed journals, present papers in scientific conferences in the field of design and its sub-disciplines,

6

to be able to develop effective communication skills to scientifically present and defend original ideas to an expert audience,

7

to be able to conduct affective team work in the field of design,

8

to be able to use the English language fluently for both comprehending scientific publications and developing proper communication with foreign colleagues,

9

to be able to contribute to the process of transforming into an " information society", by following the technological, social and cultural developments on both academic and professional grounds continuously,

10

to be able to develop skills of designing and producing unique models and products that will be certificated as registered design, trade mark and patents.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest