ECTS Catalogue

Design 2

Pedagogue: prof. dr hab. Sławomir Fijałkowski
Assistant(s): prof. ASP dr hab. Marta Flisykowska

Field Description
karta przedmiotu (pdf/doc/odt) lack of data
type of classes pracownia kierunkowa;
course language Polish;
method of learning outcomes verification

The condition to receive a credit for the semester, which gives the right to take the exam, is active class attendance (minimum 2/3 scheduled classes confirmed by tutorial) and the degree of completion of each task to enable the objective assessment of the final result


CREDIT / EXAM: Individual task mark components:

1.)  Analytical synopsis of the topic (theoretical, comparative study, etc.) 

2.)  Well-structured pre-design documentation (sketches, drawings, photos of 3D models, descriptions, etc.)

3.)  P r o t o t y p e !

4.)  Project digitally documented on CD-ROM / digital portfolio (photographs, rendering, film / animation, alternatively 2D board, etc.)

5.)  Self-presentation of the final result


Minimum requirements (a pass mark):

1.)  Complete delivery of components defined as the basic assumptions for the individual tasks

2.)  Prompt delivery of semester tasks completed to a degree that enables the correct interpretation of the author’s intentions

3.)  Documentation and presentation comprehensibility

Requirements (an above-pass mark): - beyond minimum requirements

1.)  Ability to rationally analyse the subject matter of the semester tasks

2.)  Achievement of above-average quality parameters for the prototypes, workmanship care and attention to detail

3.)  Ability to convincingly argue for the design decisions taken

4.)  Originality of documentation and presentation

Maximum requirements (a very good mark): - beyond advanced requirements

1.)  Ability to effectively integrate information from multiple sources

2.)  Own design innovation

3.)  Independence and work discipline

Requirements for an excellent mark: - beyond maximum requirements

Activity which considerably exceeds the standard requirements listed in the syllabus (awards, honourable mention or participation in important competitions, exhibitions, presentations, etc.)

subject description

Learning goal: (planned outcomes in terms of knowledge)

A student who completes a 1st cycle course should be prepared to take a 2nd cycle course in product design, design or the design arts.

Training goal: (planned outcomes in terms of skills)

Preparing the graduate to take independent decisions concerning style related to the contemporary creative industries, to take part and collaborate in product design projects at the auxiliary and operational level and/or to undertake individual activity in original design.

Practical goal: (planned social competence)

The student should understand the economic, social and cultural mechanisms that influence consumer decisions.

short subject description

Keywords: Object, Product, Context, Unique Design, Styling

form of classes

The classes include group and individual project tutorials at every stage of their delivery, complete with joint discussions and analyses concerning the possible ways of interpreting the semester assignment subjects. The assignments are complemented with short introductory lectures or multimedia presentations on the meaning context and invigilated assignments as technological or skills experiments to increase the knowledge and skills required to deliver the projects with operational efficiency – also in partnership and coordination with external entities (such as production companies, invited experts).

In the periods between the scheduled classes, the students are obliged to work individually in a scope determined during corrective meetings and tutorials.

subject area coverage

The base: DESIGN 2 course contains three consecutive levels of advancement equivalent to a semester: Object (semester IV), Product (semester V), Context (semester VI), the final series (semester VII) is dedicated to the independent delivery of a specific diploma subject or a product with functional and stylistic features determined by the student.

Object module contains an advanced study of the style of form, which is a direct continuation of the Basics of Design, general visual art and art subjects. The Product module additionally accounts for functional and utilitarian inter-relationships and the need to maintain design discipline due to the requirement to introduce a prototype into series or limited production, the economic use of materials, etc. The Context module additionally introduces the element of social and cultural and/or marketing analysis placing design activities within the relationships between sender / receiver, maker / user, manufacturer / consumer. The 1st cycle diploma is an independent conceptual and design study which integrates the experience of completing the entire Object / Product / Context learning cycle, complemented with the necessary aspect of original designer interpretation.

evaluation form credit with grading;


1.)  Kenya Hara, „Designing Design”, Lars Mueller Publisher, 2011

2.)  Deyan Sudjic, “The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Object”, W.W.Norton, 2009

3.)  John Thackara, „In the Bubble. Designing in a Complex World”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

4.)  Collective Publication, „A Nervous Nap. On Expanding the Field in Design”, Publ.: Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw 2009

5.)  Umberto Eco, Richard Rorty „Interpretation and Overinterpretation”, Cambridge University Press, 1992

6.)  Jean Baudrillard, „Simulacra and simulation”, University of Michigan,1994

7.)  Paul Arden, „Whatever you think think the opposite.”, Penguin Books, 2006

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placement/internships (connected with field of study/subject area), artistic plein-airs

not required

entry requirements
formal requirements

Completed Semester III of the Design course

preliminary assumptions

Availability of places at the Studio (in case of a greater number of applicants, the invigilated assignment is decisive)

learning outcomes
social competences

Student umie gromadzić i w świadomy sposób analizować i interpretować informacje

Student jest zdolny do efektywnego wykorzystania: wyobraźni, intuicji, emocjonalności, zdolności twórczego myślenia i twórczej pracy do rozwiązywania problemów

Student jest zdolny do konstruktywnej krytyki w stosunku do działania innych osób oraz do samooceny

W1-K03, W1-K05, W1-K09

Student has basic experience in executing design projects combining the use of imagination, intuition, emotions and rational (functional, technological, semantic, social, cultural and economic) analysis

Student has the ability to conduct simple formal, technological and ergonomic experiments and analyse their results in order to develop and verify design decisions in selected areas of the design arts

Student has the ability to build a skill set necessary for the delivery of design projects and the ability to adapt it to changing needs and circumstances

Student has the ability to publically present his/her completed design projects using audio-visual techniques and to subject their results to discussion

W1-U07, W1-U10, W1-U14, W1-U18,

Student possesses general knowledge concerning the delivery of design projects, and basic knowledge concerning the delivery of design projects in selected areas of the design arts (product design)

Student shows a knowledge of directions and trends in design art and knows its most important centres, phenomena and artists

Student understands the context of design in art and material culture and its importance in social life and the economy

Student knows and understands the role and importance of technical and technological design conditions in selected areas of the design arts

W1-W05, W1-W10, W1-W11, W1-W12

Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Design s.4 r 30 3 Exercises 30h
Exercises [Z st.]

Semester 2018/19-SS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.10375