PID-21 Design Studio (9)

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
5th Year, sem 1, 2021-2022 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+10P | ECTS Credits: 15
Interior Design and Design
Course Leader:
prof.dr.arh. Răzvan Luscov
Teaching Staff:
asist.dr.des.Livia Nica-Rus
Learning outcomes:

-conducting an analysis and evaluation study, similar in scope to the final thesis project
-he/she will acquire and apply the specific steps of the design process: documentation or design brief (the history and evolution of the possible solutions, market comparative research, the user's profile, identification of problems and possible solutions, contemporary social and technological tendencies etc.), conceptualization with viable and efficient solutions (sketches, study models, perspective drawings etc.), technical boards, 3D/ virtual animations etc.;
-he/she will create and deliver a graphic and oral statement supporting his/her research and innovations;
-training future professionals by creating a complex design project


design for people with disabilities/design for the majority/ design for government/ design for NGOs

Feasibility Project
-definition and argumentation of the personal project area

Prediploma Project
-detailed documentation/ analytic study: history and evolution of solutions, existing products, market comparative research (SWAT), target audience, contemporary social and technological tendencies etc., presented in a workbook and .pdf file
-mission statement
-concept sketches
-perspective drawings in traditional/ mixed techniques
-study models
-plans, elevations, sections

Teaching Method:

-thematic lectures/ presentations
-discussions and debates
-individual study and research


-individual reviews and debates (online or offline)
-final public presentation of the project (online or offline)

Grading criterias:
-solving all the project's requirements
-rigorous analysis of the brief
-creativity in efficient problem-solving (not styling)
-using industrial design technologies (not manufacturing methods)
-good graphic and verbal presentation of the project


-Nikolaus Pevsner, Pioneers of Modern Design -from William Morris to Walter Gropius, ed. Penguin Books, New York, 1960;
-Victor Papanek, Design pentru lumea reală, ed. Tehnică, București, 1977;
-Bruno Munari, Da cosa nasce cosa, ed. Laterza, 2003;
-Neufert, Manualul arhitectului. Elemente de proiectare și construcție, ed. Iutus, 2004;
-Rudolf Arnheim, Arta și percepția vizuală -o pshihologie a văzului creator, ed. Polirom, 2011;
-Philip Meggs, Alston Purvis, Meggs' History of Graphic Design, ed. Wiley, 2005;
-Graham Pullin, Design Meets Disability, ed. Massachusetts of Technology, 2009;
-Karl H. E. Kroemer, Extra-ordinary ergonomics: how to accommodate small and big persons..., ed. Cooperation with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
-A.Sachs, C.Banz, M.Krohn, Social Design: Participation and Empowerment, Lars Müller Publishers/Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 2018
-Andrew Shea, Ellen Lupton, Designing For Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design (Design Briefs), Princeton Architectural Press, 2012


The project will develop from personal research and multiple discussions with the teaching staff.
Reviews and public presentations (online or offline) during the project are compulsory.