Studio 1, 12 credits (TMKA08)

Studio 1, 12 hp

Main field of study



Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Renee Wever

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MDES Design, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 2 English Linköping o

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Admission to the master programme in Design

Intended learning outcomes

The main objective is for students to develop their inter-disciplinary design skills. After the completed course the student shall be able to

  • Articulate the contributions of diverse design disciplines to solving wicked problems,
  • Identify different historical and current design approaches to tackling the specific challenge of the studio, and articulate the differences with regard to underlying philosophy and implications,
  • Identify and articulate the systems perspective on products/goods
  • Integrate, apply and reflect on design track skills in relationship to the challenge area
  • Identify which aspects of a design (process) are most worthy of external communication, and implement this in an exhibition setting,
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning,
  • Articulate how their design skills have both deepened and widened, explicitly including in relation to design as a crafts-based approach.

Course content

Students will engage with wicked problem that presents design challenges on the level of systems, services, interactions and tangible objects. Examples of such challenges could be the prevention of food waste or facilitating actual repair of products.

Teaching and working methods

The course will be studio based. Students will work both in teams and individually. The challenge will call for multiple designs, ranging from low-tech tangible objects designed and manufactured in the crafts tradition, to digital services and systems and their touch points. Final results will be jointly exhibited. Supervision and coaching will be done by designers as well as challenge experts.


PRA1Design assignmentU, 3, 4, 55 credits
UPG1Case reportU, G2 credits
UPG2Oral presentationU, G2 credits
UPG3Reflection documentU, G1 credits
UPG4Assignment: Models and prototypesU, 3, 4, 52 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg


Renee Wever

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 320 h

Course literature

Scientific literature, reports, catalogues and books related to the specific challenge.
Scientific literature, reports, catalogues and books related to the specific challenge.
PRA1 Design assignment U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
UPG1 Case report U, G 2 credits
UPG2 Oral presentation U, G 2 credits
UPG3 Reflection document U, G 1 credits
UPG4 Assignment: Models and prototypes U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes

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