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Course title Industrial Design in Woodprocessing II
Course code MatZ3054
Credit points (ECTS) 3
Total Hours in Course 81
Number of hours for seminars and practical classes 4
Number of hours for laboratory classes 28
Independent study hours 49
Date of course confirmation 24/09/2013
Responsible Unit Institute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing
Course developers
Mg. sc. ing., pasn. Andrejs Domkins
Mg. sc. ing., Kārlis Pugovičs

Prior knowledge
LauZ2023, Construction Materials
MatZ2002, Wood Cutting Processes
MatZ2008, Wood Science
MatZ2026, Design Basics of Wooden Articles
MatZ3052, Basic of Design in Woodprocessing
MatZ3053, Industrial Design in Woodprocessing I
Course abstract
Within this course, with strengthening knowledge, skills and competencies obtained in course “Industrial design in wood processing I”, students develpo deeper strenghts in industrial design by solving practical assignments and developing prototypes and first version of a product.
Learning outcomes and their assessment
Recognize, explain and understand the significance of causalities in design process as well as the impact of manufacturing technologies on the development of design.
Using sketching as an integral part of the design process, fabricate different level prototypes and develop first version of a final product.
Competencies Ability to develop a market-ready product.
Course Content(Calendar)
1. Task for product design. Lecture.
2. Sketching in industrial design. Lecture + practical assignment + seminar.
3. Sketching in industrial design. Lecture + practical assignment + seminar.
4. Choice and modelling of technology. Lecture + seminar.
5. Basics of prototyping. Lecture + seminar.
6. Basics of prototyping. Lecture + seminar.
7. Fabrication of alpha-level prototype. Lecture + practical assignment.
8. fabrication of beta-level prototype. Lecture + practical assignment.
9. Test. No.1.
10. Fabrication of a product and preparation for manufacturing. Lecture + seminar.
11. Fabrication of a product and preparation for manufacturing. Lecture + practical assignment.
12. Fabrication of a product and preparation for manufacturing. Lecture + practical assignment.
13. Compilation of manufacturing process. Lecture + practical assignment.
14. Quality evaluation of the product. Lecture + seminar.’
15. Advertising and marketing. Lecture + seminar. 16. Final presentation of the project.
Requirements for awarding credit points
•Attendance – not less than 75%.
•Grade in test. •Grade for final presentation.
Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work
Total amount of independent work: 48h.
Within that 30 hours are allocated for doing assignments from seminars and practical assignments. Literature studies – 18 hours.
Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes
Test No. 1.
Students develop sketches for the steps of product evolution, changes, their reason and causality.
Product design Students develop sketch project, prototypes, manufacturing and quality assessment process and advertisement and marketing materials.
Compulsory reading
1. Roja Ž. Ergonomikas pamati. Rīga: Drukātava, 2008. 190 lpp. 3. Cagan J. & Vogel C.M. Creating Breakthrough Products. London. Financial Times, Prentice-Hall. 2001. 146 p.
2. Lācis, M., Latvijas dizains. Rīga, Liesma, 1984.
3. Kupča, I., Vītola, I., Dizaina stāsti. Rīga. Biedrība “Mākslas izglītības centrs “Trīs krāsas””. 2015.
4. Ambrose G., Harris P., Design Thinking. Lausanne: AVA Publishing. 2010. 202 lpp.
5. Norman, D., The design of everyday things. New York. Basic books. 2013.
6. Smardzewski J. Furniture design. London: Springer, 2015. 652 lpp. 7. Postell, J., Furniture design. Second edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & sons, 2012. 741 lpp.
Further reading
1. Nutsch W. Handbuch der Konstruktion: Möbel und Einbauschränke. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2006. 398 p.
2. Lefteri C. Wood: materials for Inspirational Design. Switzerland: RotoVision, 2003. 160 p. 3. Nutsch W. Technisches Zeichnen und Entwerfen: Möbel und Innenausbau. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2004. 280 p.
Periodicals and other sources
1. Laikraksts "Holz-Zentralblatt", ISSN 0018-3792 2. Žurnāls "Baltijas Koks", ISSN 1407-6667