The implementation starts now!
Everyone can enter the platform with their logins. We also made a user tutorial available.
Classes started on the Feburary 23.
Students are from Gazi University, UBI and Universidad de Alicante. Studants were divided in 11 groups.
All groups have to Design a furniture line to a minimal space.
Groups and the international team of teachers will meet every Thursday to follow up on the work done and share inputs about their projects.
23rd March - 1ª Evaluation
Last Thursday, March 23rd, the first online presentation for evaluation took place.
The 81 students in the program are divided into 11 teams, composed of students from the University of Gazi, the University of Beira Interior and the University of Alicante.
In this evaluation, the groups had to present their concept design with information regarding the project’s end users, information regarding the project layout (concept of use and dimensions) and the design concept of the furniture.
After each group’s presentation, the international group of teachers commented and questioned the students about the choices made and provided notes for the future evolution of the work.
31st March - Sixth week of work
The 1st Phase of the European Virtual Industrial Design Studio is now in its 6th week.
Students are working on their layouts and their concept mock-ups:
– Models at 1:5 scale for the 6 furniture pieces) and Model of the container at 1:10 scale (whole container including 6 pieces of furniture with the general definition of volumes, dimensions and materials).
Each group of students presented the work developed so far and discussed with the teachers about their doubts, choices and ideas. Inputs about the overall concept, materials, positions of the furniture, etc, were given, and the work should continue to get the best results at the end of the semester
12th April - Eighth week of work
We are now in the 8th week of the 1st Phase of the European Virtual Industrial Design.
The 2nd Evaluation, the Design Consolidation presentation was postponed to the April 27 class, due to existing holidays.
But all the work must be done until next week, as scheduled: students must have developed their aesthetic concept, with models at a 1:5 scale (only pieces of furniture), and their Concept models at a 1:10 scale (whole container including 6 furniture), with justification and demonstration of structural solutions, materials, colours and shapes; also they must have their Articulated/actuated concept: with parametric models; justification, demonstration of structural solutions, mechanism operation and integration with the model.
In this week’s class, the teachers followed the work developed by the students and provided tips on the structure, usability, and reliability of the designed furniture and on the coherence of the projects.
27th April - Tenth week of work
On April 27th, the student groups from the 3 universities presented their works for the second evaluation of this project.
All the presented works were discussed and will be later evaluated. The international team of teachers discussed with the groups the choices made and were able to give several indications and suggestions about them. It was also a stage of observation on the evolution of the designs achieved so far.
We are now on our way to the final stage and students should continue to work on their projects until the final evaluation, trying to incorporate the tips they have received and achieve the results they are aiming for.
11th May - Twelfth week of work
In the last class, on May 11th presented their choices regarding the production of the prototypes and mockups and how they will divide them up among the several students from each university for the final production phase.
The teachers made comments regarding the chosen furniture, layouts, model scales and the preliminary prototypes shown in this class. The teachers also provided tips on materials, solutions, assembly and small improvements of the pieces, providing helpful guidance in this final production phase.
The final Evaluation will be held on 25th May, Thursday.
We wish everyone to keep up with the great work and we will meet again next week!
25th May - Fourteenth week of work
On May 25th it was held the last online follow-up class of this phase of the project and the students presented their proposals for the layouts of the panels that are to be displayed at the exhibition on June 1st and 2nd.
The teachers provided a lot of help with the final adjustments so that the students can display their work in the most interestingly and appealingly way to the public.
We wish you all a great last week of work and we will be together the next June 1st to celebrate and attend the international exhibition!
International Simultaneous Exhibition
Universidade da Beira Interior
Students Final Submissions
Group 1 - Theme: Humanitarian Shelters - Emergency Housing Modules
Group 2 - Theme: Modular Eco Tourism Hotel
Group 3 - Theme: Scientific Exploration for Remote Geographical Areas
Group 4 - Theme: Modular Coworking Station
Group 5 - Theme: Humanitarian Shelter - Emergency Housing Modules
Group 6 - Theme: Modular Emergency Ward
Group 7 - Theme: Modular Eco Tourism Hotel
Group 8 - Theme: Research Station in Antarctica
Group 9 - Theme: Modular Coworking Station
Group 10 - Theme: Humanitarian Shelter - Emergency Housing Modules
Universidade da Beira Interior – UBI: Nicole Nunes, Ana Ribeiro, Clementine Crochet, Eval Luna Pineda
Group 11 - Theme: Modular Emergency Ward - Festival Areas
Universidade da Beira Interior – UBI: Adamastor Joao , Catarina António, Elton Varela