ECTS Catalogue

Design 5

Pedagogue: prof. dr hab. Jarosław Szymański
Assistant(s): dr Jacek Ryń

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

The condition for obtaining a credit at the end of the semester is active participation in classes, workshops, lectures and presentations (trips to production plants), as well as student presence. Students are entitled to maximum three absences. The knowledge and skills obtained during those those classes should be completed in student’s own scope.


Minimum requirements (satisfactory grade):

A complete set of documents on the level qualifying them for public presentation at an overview, exhibition at ASP In Gdańsk.


Extended requirements (grade above satisfactory):

- beyond basic requirements

Correct design solution fulfilling assumptions. The ability to carry out analysis, creating schedules, preparing proper documentation in the area of hand and engineering drawings essential for constructing a prototype as well as making graphic presentation using software such as Power Point.


Maximum requirements (very good and excellent mark):

- above extended requirements

Above average designing solutions fulfilling the assumptions and qualifying it for entering competitions and exhibiting locally and internationally. Conflict-free teamwork. Aptitude for analytical thinking and formulating thought in speech and writing. Mastering the skill of designing. Professional presentation of design using boards and digital means.

subject description

Important didactic goal of the studio is stimulating the development of innovative thinking through experimentation with classic and modern production methods, through contact with genuine materials, as well as exploration, consolidation, and hands-on verification of intuitive and rational methods for searching solutions.

short subject description

The aim of the course (Fundamentals of product design) is to develop basic skills in the area of product design, it being a complex process, in which a product is only one of the activities comprising implementation of the solution and its market success.

form of classes

The component elements of grading particular exercises :

The prototype of the solution, documentation on two boards A2 size, showing the process of designing, parts of executory documentation (technical drawings) and photographs of the final solution. One constituent of the presentation on boards is a concise description of the essence of the solution and its characteristic features. The student is obliged to attach a file with components of work: analyses, sketches, notes, and photos from trials. The boards to be submitted in digital form on a CD in the resolution fit for printing and screen resolution together with the previously approved content for the studio’s website.

subject area coverage

Depending on the level of group. From designing structurally uncomplicated objects to system solutions.

evaluation form egzamin;

Obligatory literature:


Dreyfuss H. Associates, The measure of Man & Woman, Revised Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2002.

Frejlich Cz., Rzeczy pospolite. Polskie wyroby 1899-1999, Olszanica: Bosz art. 2001.

Krupiński J., Wzornictwo/design studium idei, Kraków: ASP 1998.

Papanek V. Design for the Real Word, Human Ecology and Social Change, Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers 1985.

Sheil B., Design trough making, Architectural Design, Wiley Academy, vol 75, nr 4/2005.


Supplementary literature:


Best K., Design Managment, AVA Publishing SA 2006.

Bohm F., Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design, Phaidon 2005.

Haller L., Dangel Cullen Ch., Design Secrets: Products 2, Rockport Publisher 2004.

Petroski H., The Evolution of Useful Things, New York: A Division House Inc. 1994.

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

Not applicable

entry requirements
formal requirements


preliminary assumptions

Basic knowlage about designing.

learning outcomes
social competences

-understands the need for lifelong learning,


-independently organizes project work, accumulates experience gained from successfully completed projects and is able to use it during subsequent work


- creates and realizes independent design ideas, consciously uses intuition, emotionalism, imagination and knowledge,

W1-U05(A1-U1, A1-U16)

-defines and resolves uncomplicated designing issues, using rational and intuitive premises for taking designing decisions

W1-U12 (A1-U19)

- has the basic knowledge of methodology of designing

W1-W02 (A1-W10)

- recognizes the connections between the form and function and the chosen production technology,

W1-W06 (A1-W10)

Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Design s.5 (en)d 60 8 Exercises 60h
Exercises [Z st.]

Semester 2018/19-WS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.10394