The course aims to provide a series of principles and notions for the formation of a basic culture related to issues related to materials and technologies. The main purpose is to develop the student's sensitivity towards innovative materials and advanced transformation processes in order to provide criteria for the identification and selection of materials for a conscious choice in relation to the design of an industrial product.
The course is divided into ex cathedra lessons, exercises and tests in progress, the average of which will help to determine the final evaluation during the exam. For these reasons it is recommended to attend the course.
Ex cathedra lessons:
The course is divided into didactic modules, referring to different classes of materials, in which two aspects will be addressed: one related to the basic knowledge of the material, the other concerning some of the most innovative themes of materials and advanced technologies, with an opening on possible scenarios of use of new materials for design.
The classes of materials treated are the most suitable for the applications of the design project: Wood, Metals, Plastics, Composites, Glass, Textiles, Ceramics.
In addition, the course introduces transversal topics related to the most advanced research areas of materials and processes for product innovation, with a specific focus on environmental issues and multisensoriality.
During the course short exercises related to the topics covered will be planned, with checks and evaluations carried out in the classroom.
At the end of the whole course of lessons, questionnaires for the verification of acquired knowledge are planned.