Course contents summary
BASIC DESIGN (6 CFU, 60 hours) This is the discipline that coordinates the laboratory, oriented towards the perception, understanding and experimentation of compositions obtained through the development of relationships between elementary functions and compositions (two and three-dimensional) of form, material and colour.
Lessons: The theoretical part, alternating with the practical part, uses case studies and significant compositions referring to the world of art, graphics and object design.
Exercises: Exercises will be presented at the end of a lesson in the Design discipline and developed over the following 2/3 weeks, both in the classroom (if present) and at home, under the supervision of the lecturer and tutors, with the collaboration of the other two disciplines that make up the laboratory. The first exercise is for individual participation, while the second and third exercises are for team working. The students, organised in groups of three students, are invited to respond to the project brief with a proposal for a composition in which emphasis is given to the concepts illustrated in the lessons through graphic techniques and accurate modelling.
The selected examples and the exercises proposed will also bring students closer to the world of food design, the course's central theme.
D.BARONI, La forma del design. Rappresentazione della forma nel linguaggio del Basic Design, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2012
W.LIDWELL, K.HOLDEN, J.BUTLER, Universal Principles of Design, Rockport Publishers, Beverly Massachussets, 2010
Further bibliographical information will be provided in class.
Lectures with images and videos; exercises leading to thematic seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
The laboratory requires assiduous attendance, especially considering the final assessment, which will be expressed by a single exam grade across the three disciplines.
The examination includes an individual test to verify each module's knowledge acquired by the single student and an oral test in which the team discusses the third exercise developed during the course in front of the teachers of the three disciplines.
It consists of 3 separate tests that provide an evaluation in thirtieths.
Design: closed and opened questions;
History and Theory for the project: open questions;
Principles of Statics for Design: exercises.
The student may decide not to hand in one or more tests, thus receiving an evaluation for only the parts taken. In the event of a failing grade in one or more subjects, the student may retake the test(s) in subsequent sessions until the autumn session, which is the last session to pass the final exam. Even in the case of an improvement, it is possible to retake the test(s) in subsequent sessions. However, in taking the new test, the student automatically cancels the previously acquired assessment.
DISCUSSION 3rd EXERCISE
The discussion involves the participation of the whole group, and the assessment will be the same for each component. The test is independent of having passed the individual tests.
The final grade is awarded to the student who has passed the three individual tests and held the discussion on the third exercise. Each subject formulates a grade which is the average of the individual tests and the exercises. The three results thus obtained give rise to the "final grade", which is a weighted average calculated as follows:
FINAL GRADE = 0.5 x Design score + 0.25 x History score + 0.25 x Statics score.
During the final assessment, the board of teachers may add variations to the averages thus obtained.