FFD 658 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Technology and Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 658
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to explore new possibilities and approaches for the use of technology in various fields of design.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • explain the relationship between technology and design
  • identify new technologies to be applied in new fields of design
  • describe details of a conceptual application of this new technology to a chosen field of design
  • theoretically demonstrate the feasibility of the application of the new technology
  • discuss the pros and cons of the new application
Course Content This course aims to discuss the use of technology in various fields of design, in daily life and our designed environment, and in the future; using philosophical and political viewpoints. Readings and discussions of related literature will be the main tool for this course.

 



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, Definitions None
2 Technology and Design Reading (Trott)
3 Discussion of individual research projects Summary of individual research project
4 Brainstorming for new technologies and individual fields of design None
5 New Technologies and Fashion Design Reading (Mc Quaid)
6 New Technologies and Communication Design Reading (TBA)
7 New Technologies and Interaction Design Reading (Moggridge)
8 New Technologies and Architecture Reading (Addington)
9 New Technologies and Interior Architecture Reading (Lighting)
10 New Technologies and Product Design Reading (Chang et al.)
11 Presentation of literature search and progress Presentation and Report
12 Discussion of proposed applications for individual research fields None
13 Discussion of proposed applications for individual research fields None
14 Midterm All Subjects
15 Student Presentation Presentation and Final Report
16 Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks None
Suggested Readings/Materials Paul Trott, Innovation Management and New Product Development, Pearson Education, 4th ed. (2008); J. R. Bessant, M. Bruce, Design in Business: Strategic Innovation Through Design, Financial Times Management (2002); Matilda McQuaid, Extreme Textiles, Princeton Architectural Press, New York (2005); M.D. Addington, Smart Materials and New Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions, Architectural Press Amsterdam (2005); Bill Moggridge, Designing Interactions, MIT Press Cambridge (2007)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
1
70
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
228

 

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