Design for Repairability

Peter Knobloch
Design, Industrial Design 2
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04017

Description

The objective of the lecture is to impart & develop fundamental facts, theories and principles of for the design of repairable products.

By the means of examples and practical exercises the following topics will by gradually developed:

  • Life cycle assessment of products
  • Principles of the circular economy
  • Avoidance of premature obsolescence
  • Possibilities to maximize repairability
  • Dealing with conflicting goals
  • The right to repair and the role of open source hardware
  • Digital fabrication 
  • Existing standards and directives

Examination Modalities

For the successful completion of the course the following criteria will be used:

  • Constant and punctual participation (min. 70% attendance)
  • Submission and presentation of the exercises results (50%  of the grade)
  • Active participation in the discussion (50%  of the grade)

Comments

Maximum number of participants: 24

Key Words

Circular Economy, Design, Ecology, Digital Fabrication, LCA, Life cycle analysis, MIPS, Open Source Hardware, Planetary boundaries, Repairability, Right to Repair, Sustainability, SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals, Technical boundaries, Waste prevention

Dates

19 October 2022, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 9
09 November 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Excursion RUSZ + DRZ"
16 November 2022, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 9
23 November 2022, 14:30–17:30 Seminar Room 9 , "Workshop (Group A, Bicycle)"
30 November 2022, 14:30–17:30 Seminar Room 9 , "Workshop (Group B, Smartphone)"
07 December 2022, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 9 , "Schieneninfrastruktur-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft (SCHIG)" (guest lecture: Robert Liskounig)
14 December 2022, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 9
11 January 2023, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 9 (guest lecture)
18 January 2023, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 7
25 January 2023, 14:30–17:00 Seminar Room 7 (guest lecture)

Course Enrolment

From 15 September 2022, 00:00 to 14 October 2022, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations

Industrial Design (2. Section): Design in Context: Design in the Context of Ecology and Sustainability

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application

Individual courses: possible