The course objective is for students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work professionally as a product designer.
Section 1. Research (6 credits) The first thesis phase includes gathering of facts where the focus is on exploring the problem area, define relevant design problems and to plan the further design work.
Section 2. Independent design work (19.5 credits) The second thesis phase is performed as a design process. The focus of the course is to demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate in a professional manner with experts in the same or other fields, with project partners and prospective users of the intended product. As part of the examination, the student should in a professional manner account for the design process, argue for relevant facts, social context and a user focus to justify the methods, techniques and tools used to perform, explain and visualize the process and the result.
Section 3. Presentation (4.5 credits) The thesis presented in writing as a report, orally and visually as a presentation, as well as in exhibition form.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.