Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
● Identify and respond to varying individual user and customer requirements with flexible and customisable product offerings that are feasible in industrial scale.
● Design and justify concepts for modular product systems and architectures, which generate variation on respects that are relevant, attractive and add value for customers.
● Design product architectures that are based on shared platforms, mass customization, modularity, and flexible manufacturing and logistics solutions, making them aware of and pay attention to the second life of products and design for the recycling of the components of modular products
Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 19.05.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Severi Uusitalo
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Individual and situation specific variation in customer requirements.
Product architectures, design for modularity, design for platforms, system design.
Design for customization, personalization and self-customization
Mass customization, level of variation, cost structure, logistics and quality.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lectures, assignments briefs and debriefs by discussion. Learning is summarized in a case studies where a student or a team of students design and present a concept for a mass customized product or system.
Evaluation will be based on team and independent assignments.
Lectures, excursions, assignment briefs and debriefing sessions 50 h (7 x 8h)
Team tutoring 10 h
Team work with the design assignment 40h
Independent assignment 130h
Personal reflection: 40h
Will be announced in the beginning of the course.