Academic Catalog

ID221 HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN I

Course Code: 1250221
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Industrial Design
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer FGEN IIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Covers the period from industrialization (from the mid 18th century toward the end of the 19th century) to the years between two world wars. Focuses on the developments which led to the emergence of industrial design as a separate profession by developing an overall perspective on concepts and prominent issues related to design and industrial design. Aims to enable students to understand the events, issues and concepts that are significant for the historical transformation of production, production relations and transformation of design. Aims to enable students to develop a critical perspective on the theoretical and professional aspects of design and industrial design.