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Industrial Design BA (A), Sketching Techniques, 3 Credits

General data

Code: IU136G
Subject/Main field: Industridesign
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 3
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Industrial Design
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 4/1/2011
Date of change: 12/11/2014
Version valid from: 10/22/2014


The aim of the course is to make the student well prepared to use basic and advanced drawing techniques for design work in the design process.

Course objectives

The student shall:
- demonstrate an understanding of the value of sketching as a visualization method and tool in a product development process
- demonstrate an understanding of basic rendering
- be able to carry out rendered sketches using marker and pastel painting techniques
- be able to carry out appealing design presentations where rendering, perspective images, descriptions of function, exploded view drawings and user images are included
- be able to work using digital tools in basic and advanced sketching.


Digital sketching
Basic and advanced rendering. Lighting, surfaces and material reproduction. Design presentations, backgrounds, environments. Shape, composition. Technical concepts.

Entry requirements

At least 60 Credits (ECTS) in Industrial Design or equivalent.
(OB 6)

Selection rules and procedures

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

Teaching form

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

Examination form

3.0 credits, I101: Assignments including presentation, digital sketches
Grades: Pass or Fail

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Course reading

Reference literature

Author: Olofsson Erik, Sjölén Klara
Title: Design Sketching
Edition: 2005
Publisher: KEEOS Design books

Author: Roselien Steur & Koos Eissen
Title: Sketching. Drawing techniques for product designers
Edition: 2007
Publisher: KEEOS Design books

Other information

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