norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description IMT2342 - Design History and Design Theory (2005/2006)

LevelUndergraduate
ECTS Credits10
DurationSpring
LanguageNorwegian
Prerequisite(s) 
Aim

The course provides the students with an introduction to design history in general - while emphasising stylistic, technological as well as social aspects of design. The concept of ‘design’ and its contemporary status as activity, product and carrier of meaning is also discussed.

Content

What is design?
Design in the 19th century
Design in the 20th century
Design, invention and innovation
Design and mass production
Form and function in design
Design and national identity
Design and globalisation
Design and consumerism
Problems, solutions and the design process

Study MethodsLectures
Writing of two essays with formative-iterative assessment. Excursions to design exhibitions (e.g. in Oslo), if appropriate exhibitions are available during semester time.
AssessmentEssay (counts 60%)
Written Exam, 3 hours (counts 40%)
Summative assessment of two essays after the end of the semester.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone