MEK - Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU - Building 426 - DK-2800 Lyngby
Torben Lenau,
Dec. 2013

Helhedsdesign af produkter/Holistic Design of Products

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE DTU COURSE 41070 (previousely 42070)
  Course content   Earlier products and colaboration partners

The objective of the course is that you within a project team carry out a project, where you independently contribute to the execution of a design project in the form of a holistic design task, possibly within an organization or a company. The course is based on an understanding (achieved in previous D&I courses) of the synthesis process, of socio-technical relations and an insight into the domain technology for the project in question. The course aims at giving you the following competences:
* formulate a purpose for the development.
* synthesise ideas and concepts.
* articulate goals, define tasks and coordinate tasks.
* balance off viewpoint and create an harmonic unity.
* create concrete clarifications and systemize.
* understand the practical, complex execution of design processes and the students own role within these processes.
* deliver and communicate a thorough design solution.
* argue for the application of the design solution within context.
* explain the business related aspects.
* give a reflected criticism of others design work and results.
* collaborate with other stakeholders in design and define own role in the work.

The course is called holistic since more aspects are taken into consideration than in previous project courses in the design & innovation program. The project can be carried out in collaboration with a company, it will go more in depth with project planning and control and go into specialized areas like detail design, business opportunities and economy.

In 2013 the course is run by Jaap Dalhuisen (former TU Delft), Tom Howard (former University of Bath) and Torben Lenau.

Link to the official course description.



Carryak - rygsækskajak
Ergo nedfiring ved demontage af stilladser
Apparat til fejlstilling i fod (platfodethed)
Basisvogn til hospitals-logistik (Scan modul system)
Light unit for activation of chemo-therapy used on skin-canser patients

ProGame - toolkit for creative project work

The potential of materials - Textiles in architecture and design (The Royal Achademy of Art)
The potential of materials - Textile concrete (The Royal Achademy of Art)
Thinlayer optics (Stensborg)
Medicaid - remember to take your medicine
Kommit yourself plytoy (Roskilde Festival)
ShelTera - combine table and chair (Roskilde Festival)
Temporary road digns (The Road Directorate)

1. Smart stress monotoring military textiles (Ohmatex, The Danish Military)
2. Computer game for learning to play guitar
3. Goalball - game for blind sporspeople
4. Selfscanner for supermarkets(NCR)

1. Light for the leasure segment (Scanlouvers)
2. Søvndiagnostik (Ambu)
3. Urinkontinens/katetre (Coloplast)
4. Platform design of packaging (GN Resound)
5. Solcellelamper (Louis Poulsen)
6. Liggesæder til tog (SJ)
7. Street kitchen for India
8. Varme/kuldepuder (Microwarm/Curepax)

1. PURESAN - Public Dry Toilets for India
2. Safetrine - future low cost toilets for private houses in India
3. Healing textile environment
4. Stomi belt (Coloplast)
5. Devixe for bruxism (Grindcare)
6. Remote control of doors
7. Bicycle ambulance for India

1. Waterless toilets for alotments
2. Surface coating with structural colours - an idea catalogue
3. Biomimetics and new injection technologies (Novo Nordisk)
4. Roskilde modules - podiums for the festival (Roskilde Festival) link1 link2
5. Floor fitters - knee protection (Lolle & Nielsen)
6. Climbing tree for children playgrounds
7. Thermopot - an energysaving alternative cooking
8. Bodyfit mechanics (Coloplast)
9. Single hand injection (Microwarm)
10. Bedside table for hospitals (Labflex)

1. Coloplast co-creation of stomi-product
2. Velux Macro - new markets
3. Velux highrise
4. Hearing aid accesories - Oticon
5. Aviation chair for handicap transport in aircrafts
6. Mobile dialysis
7. Safe needles - Radiometer
8. Waste sortment - a new commersional garbage bin for private households
9. Spectroscope - commersialisation and product maturement of a DTU patent

2. Designing a sustainable medicine‐transport bag
3. DCM Daisy Chain Monitor - Monitoring conditions of vaccines in developing countries
4. Kongskilde Deltaflex 2.0
5. Flash Pyrolysis Reactor
6. Solar powered bus shelter
7. Robust cleaning
8. Edgeflow - a household windmill
9. Greener Than Organic - Photovoltaic covering system for orchards that raises fruit quality and produces green energy
10. Stick ‘N’ Sushi - New sustainable packaging
11. Superfos Bucket
12. Decentralized thermal energy storage for managing renewables on the electric grid
13. BioSence