Course detail

Design Project Development

FSI-YE2Acad. year: 2023/2024

Project design development focuses on the use of already acquired knowledge from the previous subject (Project design concept). This course emphasizes the next phase of the design process. At this stage, it is desirable to take into account the initial production technologies and materials, which direct the student to finalize the design. During the semester, students solve a task focused on the design of a functionally more complex product with background material from practice. The output of the assignment is drawing documentation, presentation and physical model of the proposed solution in a suitable scale.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of sketching techniques and design experience in the field of industrial design.
Knowledge and understanding of the basics of spatial creation, artistic composition and implementation of three-dimensional models.
Acquisition of design solutions for simple and more complicated industrial products.
Understanding of functional, technical and technological aspects of the topic.
Knowledge of modeling (eg. Rhinoceros, 3ds Max) and graphics programs (eg. Adobe).

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Requirements for obtaining credit:
Active participation in exercises.
Submission of a completely developed project in digital (poster, presentation, visualization) and physical form (poster, model) within the set deadlines.
Requirements for passing the exam:
Successful defense of the project, in which the concept and the level of presentation of the achieved results are evaluated.
The resulting classification is determined according to the ECTS scale. In total, up to 100 points can be obtained.
Attendance is mandatory and controlled by the teacher, a maximum of two excused absences per semester are allowed. In case of long-term absence, compensation for missed classes is in the competence of the subject guarantor.


At this stage of the design process, students will focus on part of the design process, which aims to create clearly defined variants of design solutions taking into account the basic requirements of production while maintaining the main functional parameters of the proposed product. Students will gain knowledge of existing materials and production technologies, which will then be able to apply independently during the design process. Graduates of the course will be able to solve design and technical problems of a specific topic more complex, individually and in the form of teamwork.
Ability to create a product design based on the analysis and input documents.
Ability to objectively select a suitable material and production technology.
Ability to create a functional, manufacturable and usable final design.
Ability of independent or collective design work.
Ability to present the achieved results through digital technologies and a design model.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

THOMPSON, Rob. Manufacturing processes for design professionals. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007, 528 stran : ilustrace (převážně barevné). ISBN 978-0-500-51375-0. (EN)
THOMPSON, Rob, Martin THOMPSON a Nigel BURGESS. The materials sourcebook for design professionals. Londýn: Thames & Hudson, 2017, 543 stran : barevné fotografie. ISBN 978-0-500-51854-0. (EN)
HALLGRIMSSON, Bjarki. Prototyping and modelmaking for product design. London: Laurence King, 2012, 192 s. : il. (barev.). ISBN 978-1-85669-876-4. (EN)
DREYFUSS, Henry. Designing for people. New York: Allworth Press, 2003, 284 s. : obr., čb. fot. ISBN 1-58115-312-0. (EN)
NORMAN, Donald A. Design pro každý den. Praha: Dokořán, 2010, 271 s. : il. ; 24 cm. ISBN 978-80-7363-314-1. (CS)

Recommended reading

Odborná periodika: Form (EN)
Odborná periodika: Design trend (CS)
Odborná periodika: DESIGN IN, Designum Slovakia (SK)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-PDS-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Assignment of the task and compilation of the solution schedule.
- Analysis of the topic using design methods, creating design sketches and producing interesting ideas, non-traditional solutions.
- Correction of design sketches, selection of the most suitable solution.
- Creation of primary model sketches using 3D modeling software.
- Material analysis of related products.
- Selection of the most suitable materials in connection with the technological solution of the design.
- Application of selected materials to a 3D model.
- Correction of model sketches.
- Practical demonstration of technologies used for the production of models without surface treatment.
- Physical model production.
- Creation of drawing documentation and presentation.
- Defense of the assigned task.