Course syllabus NNB - Design of Furniture (FFWT - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: NNB
Course title in language of instruction: Navrhování nábytku
Course title in Czech: Design of Furniture
Course title in English: Design of Furniture
Mode of completion and number of credits: Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. arch. Martin Kovařík, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: Interier
Aims of the course:
The target of the subject is to teach students theoretical conditions for new product creation, which are the basics for designer and constructer work. Focused on furniture and interior
Course contents:
1.Introduction (allowance 2/0)
a.Course objective
b.Conditions for successful completion of the course
c.Basic terms
d.Summary of design history

2.Design as a process (allowance 2/2)
a.Creation as a process in time
b.Each stage of the process
c.Changes in understanding the creative process in history
d.Discussion on "Design = a creative process as a conscious human activity"

3.Designer - individual or team (allowance 2/0)
a.Author - individual: advantages and disadvantages
b.Creative Team: advantages and disadvantages
c.The vision for the future

4.10 rules of good design (allowance 4/4)
a.Method of evaluation of product design
b.Problems reviews
c.10 points = good design, the basic orientation
d.Example of a practical example
e.Fashion and fashion trends - impact of the evaluation design
f.Exercise: Custom product design reviews

5.Theoretical requirements for product design (allowance 6/2)
a.Basics of Composition: symmetry, dynamic and static allocation of axes, additive composition, Golden Section
b.Function and form
c.Light, color, contrast and structure
d.Materials and Technology
e.Exercise: axial and central symmetry
f.Exercise: Dynamic and static distribution of axes, the circle and the curve
g.Exercise: The Golden Section

6.Psychical influence of design (allowance 2/2)
a.Sensory perception of design as a rational human activity
b.Ergonomics - the explanation of the concept and the different categories
c.Exercise: ergonomics, meaning and derivation of sample size in the man - furniture

7.Designer ethics (allowance 2/2)
a.Creator and Society
b.Designer and Customer
c.Designer = creator and collegial relationships
d.Exercise: discussion on the topic

8.Contract relation (allowance 2/0)
a.Contract designer with a client

9.Economy in the creation of products (allowance 2/0)
a.Estimated price of the product
b.Determination of fees - Option A (% of execution)
c.Determination of fees - Option B (hourly rate, overhead)
d.Determination of fees - Option C (combination A + B)

10.Presentations, competitions, exhibitions (allowance 2/2)
a.Own presentation: Portfolio, Web
b.Competitions: types of competitions and selection procedures
c.Shows: how to present
d.Exercise: discussion of examples of presentations

11.Repetition and conclusions (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to work independently
-Basic computing skills
-Capacity to learn
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Gain insight in the design of products (from design to implementation)
-Orientation in the issue of Furniture
-Orientation problems in product design
-Orientation problems in the foundations of design techniques

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     consultation4 h
     exhibition8 h
     writing of seminar paper30 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
Exam: 3 seminar theses, printed or electronically. Content of the paper should be minimal 2 pages -- format A4 of the standard text.
Recommended reading:
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RQMICHL, J.Forma sleduje funkciPrahaVysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová200380-901982-7-9
RQŘeči do prázdnakutná HoraTichá Byzanc200180-86359-06-9
RQNORMAN, D A.Design pro každý denPrahaDokořán2010978-80-7363-314-1
RQStoletí designu: Průkopníci designu 20.stoletíPrahaSlovart199980-7209-142-5
RQKOLESÁR, Z.Kapitoly z dějin designuV PrazeVysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová2009978-80-86863-28-3
RQDomus, odborný časopis
REPETELEN, I.InteriérBratislavaFA STU2003
REDLABAL, S.Nábytek, člověk, bydleníPrahaÚstav bytové a oděvní kultury1976
REPOŠTULKOVÁ, L.Typológia zariaďovacích prvkov bytu, člověk-priestor-nábytokZvolenTechnická univerzita vo Zvolene2007978-80-228-1797-4
REDesign trendISSN 1210-1591
REEmotional design: why we love (or hate) everyday thingsNew YorkBasic Books20040-465-05135-9


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