3.007 Introduction to Design; Sept - December 2017

The SUTD freshmore course, Introduction to Design, introduces participants to concepts of design at a variety of scales and through both engineering and architectural design disciplines. Participants will be exposed to core technology and design themes including principles, design processes, modes of thinking and analysis, relationships between form, space, structure and materiality, and social and cultural aspects of design. The subject introduces essential skills and mindset of innovation, entrepreneurship, and methodologies in design including teamwork and workflow organization, team building and leadership, written and oral communication, site analysis, graphic and analytical representation, fabrication techniques, and a variety of computational techniques. Student teams formulate and complete design projects, setting and achieving milestones under a team of instructors composed of both engineers and architects; projects will be defined in connection with applications in outreach, transportation, the built environment, energy, infrastructure and others.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify concepts, themes and skills related to design
  2. Conduct a design process by applying those concepts, themes and skills
  3. Identify and apply the basics of a design process in a variety of contexts, scales and functions
  4. Plan and execute effective teamwork
  5. Formulate and produce effective communication media (written, oral, visual)


Exemplary Projects

Mind Control Robot by ACUBE


S.A.L.S Locker by Redefine