636 - Product Design
The emphasis of the course is on individually
planned design projects in different product areas. Selection of
these projects is based on consideration like close human interaction
with product, wide range or requirements of different users and
possibilities of formal and structural innovations. Projects end
with a comprehensive presentation through working/mockup models,design
drawing and a report. This project work is supported by theoretical
information and short supporting assignment in following topics:
Role of creativity in problem solving study of inhibitions,conformity
and vertical thinking; Assignments on using techniques like brain
storming,synectics to develop creative attitude and open mind.
The development of modern design methods from craft evolution. Detailed
discussion on stages in design process. Complimentary nature of
systematic and creative thinking in various stages of design process.
Discussion on nature of synthesis.
Methodology for visual analysis of products. Principles of value
analysis,use, esteem,time and exchange values and definition of
ID 647 - Nature of Materials and Processes
Properties and usage of thermoplastics,thermosetting
plastics. Selection and use of plastics for engineering and consumer
Design limitations and specific advantages of molding processes.
Properties and use of rubber, ceramics and glass. Ferrous and non
ferrous metals - various processes and assembly techniques. Concepts
of structure and costing.
Significance of form in structural strength of products. Influence
of materials and processes on product aesthetics. Industrial finishes
for plastic, wood and metals.
Properties of natural materials like wood, bamboo, cane,leather, cloth,jute
and paper and their use at craft and industrial levels.
ID 652 - Product Detailing
Detailing in plastic products,while using processes like injection
molding,vacuum molding, compression molding,F.R.P.moulding. Detailing
for fabricated products in sheet metal, steel tubes and angles, aluminum
sheets and extruded sections, detailing while using fabric materials,
form and other cushions,leather and cloth in combination with materials
like wood and metal.
1. Product Form and Aesthetics
2. Advanced Studies in form
3. Engineering Function Materials and Processes
4. Design Methods
5. Computer Aided Product Design
6. Advanced Materials Manufacturing Processes and finishes
7. Elements Of Design