Materials and Processes

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation ElectiveSDE2SD0014

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 2 (Winter)

Course Coordinator and Team: KhushbuDublish

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Pre-requisites: None

Course Objectives/Description:

This course will introduce, understand and explore the properties of various linear, planar and granular materials via hands-on working and developing a sense of aesthetics.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Develop an intelligent understanding of materials and their properties.
  2. Develop an ability to make simple products with a good degree of precision.
  3. Inculcate the capacity to critically appreciate appropriate use of materials, processes and techniques in social use contexts.
  4. Document the understanding of materials and processes as accomplished in workshop, class rooms, studio and field visits.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

To acquaint student with a sound and hands-on understanding of materials, processes and techniques with simple hand tools. Faced with developing products or models, students should be able to make an appropriate choice of materials with a critical understanding of their properties. The modules are divided on the basis of materials: Linear, Planar and Granular covering paper, textiles, clay and thermocol.

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Principles of composition: 10%
  • Material exploration planar: 20%
  • Material exploration linear: 20%
  • Material exploration granular: 20%
  • Engagement and attendance: 10%
  • End semester jury: 20%

Reading List:

  • Manzini, Ezio, Materials of invention
  • Rudofsky, Bernard, Architecture without architects
  • F. Ashby Michael, Kara Johnson, Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design
  • Phil Howes, Zoe Laughlin Material Matters: New Materials in Design,
  • J E Gordon The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor,Penguin

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