The goals of the course is to introduce the complexities of
product development and construction through a number of software
tutorials and a creative design assignment with the
focus on creating a product that is designed to be refurbished and
have multiple life-cycles. Another aspect practised in the
course is the awareness and ability of designing with a specific
number of work hours.
In the first phase of the course a series of off-the-shelve
digital air pressure gauges were disassembled and analysed in terms
of function, materials, construction and production.
In the second phase the solid modelling software SolidWorks was
introduced on an individual basis, depending on the student's
previous experience. As a part of the software tutoring, the
students modelled the thermometers internal components as
references for later work.
In the third phase the students were asked to, within a specified
number of "billable hours" for the ideation phase, create a new
design for the gauge based on the selection and analysis of a brand
of their own choice.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the fourth and final phase, that
usually includes the production of a physical functional
prototype through rapid prototyping, this year the students
were asked to created digital presentation material in order t0
demonstrate a visual functional prototype of
Johan Gustafsson, Industrial Designer, Struktur Design.
Jonas Sandström, Industrial Designer and Associate
Oscar Björk, Industrial Designer and Lecturer.
Thomas Lindehell, SolidWorks teacher.
Rikard Åström, Interaction Workshop Engineer.
responsible and internal tutor:
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD