cod. 1009612

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
- Giovanna COLUCCI - Massimo MESSORI
Academic discipline
Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali (ING-IND/22)
Formazione tecnologica
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: DESIGN FOR FOOD

Learning objectives

During the Laboratory, the students are expected to acquire and exercise specific skills such as understanding and managing the relationships between materials and their performance and products, between materials and user needs.


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Course unit content

Through theoretical lessons and exercises, the course will accompany students to mature knowledge and the ability to apply knowledge on:
- new materials obtained from renewable resources (such as bio-plastics);
- aspects relating to contact between materials and food;
- criteria and tools for selecting materials and technologies according to the specific applications required.

Full programme

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- Del Curto B., Marano C., Pedeferri M.P., Materiali per il design, 2a Edizione, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2015
- Ashby, M.F., Johnson K., Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Elsevier Science & Technology, 2014
Additional material will be made available online (notes and bibli

Teaching methods

In the first part of the course (1.5 CFU, 15 hours), students will be accompanied, through theoretical lessons, to mature the knowledge provided.
In the second part of the course (1.5 CFU, 15 hours), students will participate in a project exercise that aims to stimulate, in practice, the skills to apply the acquired knowledge.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam includes an oral interview lasting 30 minutes, combined with the modules SCENARIO DESIGN and IMPACT AND EVALUATION. It will take place in person inside the classroom. During the interview, students will present the project carried out during the semester in a coordinated way between the three courses, using different project representations as agreed during the year according to the project theme. The discussion will be held in a group, but each student will be asked to give an account of the design choices made and the results obtained in terms of content, function and form.
The interview includes discussing explanatory and critical topics of the project and in-depth questions related to scientific and technological knowledge related to materials and to economic evaluation aspects. To pass the exam a correct use of terminology and a clear and concise exposition are required, to illustrate the logical links between the different aspects considered for the project.

Other information

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