Credits: 10

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 13.02.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Nathalie Lautenbacher

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Lecturer Nathalie Lautenbacher

nathalie.lautenbacher@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To increase the student´s design skills, artistic expression and knowledge in the field of ceramics design. To get familiar with common serial small scale and mass production techniques in ceramics studio work and industry. To learn independent studio work for prototype making and understand the qualities of the material. To develop skills in multidisciplinary co-operation as part of the design process as well as exhibition design.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The practical realization of a design project in ceramics, the theme of which changes yearly: from tabletop to surface design and others. The task is to design small scale utilitarian objects. The assessment starts from gathering research material, sketching and presenting the concept ideas, proceeding to studio work and resulting in the making of prototypes from ceramics. The concept development, designing and evaluation are processed theoretically in project seminars, where the manufacturing techniques and working methods as well as chosen solutions are discussed. The module ends up with an exhibition and possibly catalogue presenting the results.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

The course will be run this time in co-operation with Fiskars/Scandinavian Living brands.

The theme is "THE FUTURE OF DINING"

The brief invites students to imagine and visualize different future scenarios on the theme of food culture and dining. Although the focus will be in conceptual and speculative design, prototypes will be also generated during the course - from ceramics as well as other possible materials.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

For passing the course, the student has to participate in lectures and group activity (80%) and present the final artefact. Evaluation criteria: activity during the course, the creative process, quality of the final artefact and content of the final presentation.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

- Artistic level and personality in the concept and design work

-Personal reflection and development during the process

-Contribution to the research work conducted in pairs and overall activity

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

Lectures and seminar 30 h

Excursions 8h

Studio work 170 h

Learning diary 30 h

Presentations and Feedback 12 h

Personal reflection 30 h

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 


270 h

Lectures and seminar 30 h

Excursions 8h

Studio work 170 h

Learning log 30 h

Presentations and Feedback 12 h

Personal reflection 30 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thompson, Rob (2009). Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. London: Thames & Hudson. Other literature sources will be given during the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Readings will be handed out at the beginning of the course. 

A learning log will be asked (deadline 31.1. at 21:00) containing reflections on the given articles as well as lectures (2 pages).


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course replaces course MUO-E5012 in the old degree requirement

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=MUO-E5022

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students should have the capability of independent work in the project. Former experience in ceramics is recommended.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

 

Priority to Contemporary Design students and Product and Spatial Design students who have this course accepted in their personal study plan. 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

 

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

 Max 15 students.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

See Course schedule: pdf-file in Course Materials.

First two weeks are reserved to lectures and research work (in pairs). Attendance in first two weeks programme is crucial. 

The work will then proceed to independent but tutored design and studio work.

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