University of Technology Sydney

84120 Structure, Form and Material in Industrial Design

Requisite(s): 84110 Aesthetics in Industrial Design AND 84111 Understanding Three-dimensional Form AND 84115 Informing Industrial Design



All products need a certain degree of structure if they are to function. Understanding how products respond to the environmental loads placed upon them is therefore an important part of design. This subject aims to help students identify the way in which products react to various types of load, and how to design in a suitable level of structure. Starting with an introduction to materials' properties, and simple engineering principles, the subject develops an understanding of how form and material choice can be manipulated to achieve the desired design outcome.

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Autumn session, City campus

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