A 3-credit, one-month summer course on Design Thinking in collaboration with the China Academy of Art (CAA), one of the most influential academies of fine arts in China.


Course Description

This course is aimed at providing the foundations of designing a successful product.  Students will learn how to think like a designer and resolve constraints arising from technical, aesthetic, human factors and business concerns through hands-on exercises, presentations and case studies.  This course offers a student an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team comprising designers and engineers to design and develop a real product or media.


The Course

Duration:
3 – 28 June 2013 (Monday to Thursday)

Time:
9am–12 noon, 2–5pm

For
All UG & PG students

Class Size:
40 (20 HKUST students + 20 CAA students)

Instructors:
HKUST - IELM
Prof. Ravindra Goonetilleke and Prof. Emily Au
HKUST - CSE
Prof. Huamin Qu and Prof. Pedro Sander

CAA - School of Design
Prof. Wang Yun and Prof. Liu Zheng
CAA - School of Intermedia Art
Prof. Gao Shiming, Prof. Fan Li and Prof. Zheng Bo

Venue:
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou and HKUST


Sponsorship

Airfare to Hangzhou and accommodation sponsored by HKUST


For

All UG & PG students.
Application deadline: 3rd May 2013
Interview will be arranged in the early May


Course Outline

Week

Day

Morning (9-11am)

Afternoon (2-5pm)

1

Mon

Introduction
- Get to know each other
- Team building exercise

Project requirements for students
Lecture 1: Social Innovation

Tue

Lecture 2: Principles of Design
-  what design means for each discipline

Lecture/Lab:
Basic Graphic Skills

Wed

Lecture 3: Techniques for idea generation

(HKUST) Lab exercise:
Divergent thinking exercises

Fri

Lecture 4: Semantic Design

Student presentation: project ideas

Sat

Lecture 5: User-centric design

(CAA) Advanced Graphic Skills

2

Sun

Lecture 6: *
(a) How to design the toy
(b) Data capture and data mining

Lab/Lecture 7: *
(a) Basic prototyping
(b) Data visualization (HKUST)

Wed

Project Discussion

Project Discussion

Thu

Lecture 8: *
(a) Designing for Children- Small ideas & Big fun
(b) Processing

Lab/Lecture 9:*
(a) Hands-on prototyping
(b) Arduino

3

Mon

Lecture 10: Media Interface

Student presentation: project progress report
Safety Training @ Rm 4223

Tue

Lecture 11:
3D printing

Lab exercise

Wed

Lecture 12:
UI modeling rendering of geometry

Lab exercise

Thu

Company Visit – Steelcase @ Central, HK

Project Discussion

Fri

Guest Talk

Free

4

Sun

Factory Visit – DJI Quadcopter company @ Shen Zhen

Mon

Student presentation: project progress report

Student presentation: project progress report

Tue

Project Discussion

Project work

Wed

Project Discussion

Project work

Thu

Project Exhibition

Project Exhibition

*Students may choose (a) or (b) depending on their interests.


More Info

Email: design@ust.hk