Facelift Workshop


Vehicle Design Theory 2012

Class: TD1
Duration: 5 weeks (Spring)

This course provided both theoretical and practical information related to vehicle design. The general aim is to promote reflection about why vehicles look like they do today. This was done by looking back in history and observing their evolution. Production methods, basic legal requirements and the understanding about how vehicles are used will give the students fundamentals about feasibility aspects in design. Students applied the theoretical knowledge in a creative assignment where the goal is to propose technically credible design solutions. During this course students were expected to choose one mainstream micro or compact car currently sold in the european market and to propose its facelift. Styling modifications can affect all but the vehicle's greenhouse and roof geometry. Original door shut-lines must also be respected. The vehicle's general dimensions should remain unchanged.

Course tutors: Nick Hull and Ivar Frischer