UNIRSM Design Piano di studi Inglese per il design

Inglese per il design

Corso di Laurea Triennale in Design

Anno

1

Semestre

1

CFU

4

Docente

Alison Bron

Collaboratore

Claudio Melle

Prerequisiti

Un test d’ingresso stabilisce il livello degli studenti in aula. Idealmente si cerca di lavorare su un livello minimo di Pre-Intermediate. Gli studenti col livello più basso sono tenuti a lavorare molto sul proprio livello di grammatica con i supporti di software in aula d’informatica.

Obiettivi

Il corso si propone di introdurre lo studente all’ambito dell’interaction design, approfondendo aspetti teorici, tecnici e metodologici che consentiranno di progettare interfacce, oggetti e spazi interattivi. 

Descrizione

Placement test (test d’ingresso iniziale). Introduzione al corso.

Tecniche di studio in lingua, tecniche per la raccolta dei lessici.

Present

today’s design and designers (present simple)

describing objects (what does it look like? shapes, what’s it made of? materials, what’s it for? it’s for…..+ing, verb + ing used as noun, infinitive of purpose,)

talking about what you are doing now (present continuous)

expressing opinions about design materials (comparatives and superlatives) (agreeing and disagreeing) industrial processes (the passive voice, writing, linking stages)

Describing designs, logos and products

Future

the future of industrial design (future with will/won’t – predictions, promises, offers, decisions) 0,1st. conditionals

future arrangements, (‘going to’ future and present continuous -for expressing future intentions)

future with will/won’t (predictions, promises, offers, decisions)

‘going to’ future and present continuous (for future arrangements)

Past

past simple, regular and irregular verbs

present perfect (experience)

past simple or present perfect?

(past continuous

used to

past perfect and reported speech)

What if? Hypotheses

writing a brief

texts by and about designers in the past

modal verbs

 (2nd and 3rd conditionals)

Modalità di esame

L’ esame finale sarà costituito da una prova scritta (traduzione e grammatica), e da una prova orale che verterà essenzialmente sulla presentazione di un progetto che è stato oggetto di studio durante l’anno. In caso di esame svolta online la prova scritta può subire le modifiche.

Bibliografia

Fondamentali (a scelta un testo di grammatica e un vocabolario)

Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary (o simile)

English Grammar in Use 3° edizione with answers Raymond Murphy C.U.P. (disponibile anche in versione con CD ROM)

Complementari (grammatica)

The Good Grammar Book with answers Michael Swan & Catherine Walker O.U.P. 2001

Grammar Spectrum for Italian Students OUP Norman Coe, Anna Amendolagine et al Student’s Pack inc. CD rom OUP (per l’esame PET)

New English File (3 levels) My digital book. With dvd rom. Oxford University Press (in base al livello consigliato)

 

Design research in English – General Reference Books:

A History of Modern Design: Graphics and Products Since the Industrial Revolution David Raizman ed.Laurence King Publishing ISBN: 1856693481

Industrial Design John Heskett ed.Thames and Hudson (1980) reprinted 2003

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Design since 1900 ed. Thames and Hudson (1993) second edition 2004

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design & Designers new ed.2003

A Dictionary of Modern Design Jonathan M. Woodham O.U.P. 2004 

Also useful for checking complex language:

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture OUP 2006

The Penguin Dictionary of Building 4th editon  James H. Maclean and John S. Scott 1995

Archispeak An illustrated guide to Architectural terms. Tom Porter Spon Press 2004

 

Reading around the subject – general essays and anthologies:

The Industrial Design Reader edited by Carma Gorman, Alworth Press 2003 ISBN:1-58115-310-4

The Photography Reader. Edited by Liz Wells, Routledge 2003

Universal Principles of Design Jill Butler, et al Rockport Publishers

Inc. 2003 ISBN: 1-59253-007-9

The Design of Everyday Things Norman, Donald A. ed. Basic Books ISBN: 0465067107

The Art of Innovation Tom Kelley Profile Books 2001

Made in Italy- Rethinking a Century of Italian Design ed. Grace Lees-Maffei and Kjetil Fallan Bloomsbury 2014 ISBN: 978-0-85785-389-9

 

Products, materials and making things:

What is product design? by Laura Slack ed. Rotovision 2006

Industrial Design Techniques and Materials Raymond Guidot Flammarion Paris 2006 (also in available in French)

Material ConneXion Beylerian and Dent Thames and Hudson 2005

Materials for Inspirational Design by Chris Lefteri Rotovision SA 2006

Making It (manufacturing techniques for product design.) by Chris Lefteri Laurence King 2007

Ready Made (how to make almost everything) Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne Thames and Hudson 2006

 

Graphics, visual communication and advertising.

What is graphic design? by Quentin Newark ed. Rotovision 2007

Creative Advertising by Mario Pricken ed. Thames and Hudson 2008

How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul by Adrian Shaughnessy ed.Laurence King 2005

Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy 1963 reprinted by Southbank publishing 2008

A technique for producing ideas. by James Webb Young (advertising classic from 1965)

Twenty ads that shook the world. by James B. Twitchell ed. Three Rivers Press New York 2000

Graphic Design Theory readings from the field. ed. Helen Armstrong Princeton Architectural Press New York 2009

This means this, this means that. A user’s guide to semiotics. by Sean Hall ed. Laurence King 2007