Course plan

Syllabus Industrial Design BA (A), Digital Sketching Techniques, 3 credits

General data

  • Code: IU152G
  • Subject/Main field: Industridesign
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 3
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Design
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 9/18/2019
  • Date of change: 10/15/2019
  • Version valid from: 1/12/2020


The aim of the course is to make the student well prepared to use digital drawing techniques in the design process.

Course objectives

The student should be able to:
- use digital sketching as a tool in a design process.
- argue for the artistic expression and the layout.
- apply digital sketching to reproduce lighting, surface quality, materials, backgrounds and environments.
- use digital sketching in design presentations.


- Digital sketching as a tool in the design process.
- Artistic expression and layout.
- Lighting, surfaces, material rendering, backgrounds and environments.
- Design presentations.

Entry requirements

At least 60 credits (ECTS) in Industrial Design or equivalent.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The teaching consists of seminars and workshops. In addition to teacher-supervised time, the course is carried out as independent studies.

Examination form

I100: Assignment and presentation, 3.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

3.0 credits, Assignments and presentation
Grades: Pass or Fail

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Other information

The course cannot be included in the same degree as course with code IU032G or IU136G.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Roselien Steur & Koos Eissen
  • Title: Sketching. Drawing techniques for product designers
  • Publisher: KEEOS Design books
  • Edition: 2007
  • URL:
  • Author: Olofsson Erik, Sjölén Klara
  • Title: Design Sketching
  • Publisher: KEEOS Design books
  • Edition: 2005
  • URL: