DES4913 Visual Expression of IdeaBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
DES4913 Visual Expression of Idea Spring 2 0 2 4
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Instructor MURAD BABADAĞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge about the methods of obtaining conceptual content in communication channels that will be developed by using all representation languages ​​​​used by these three disciplines by working together and side by side in a workshop in a way that can eliminate the scale difference in these different disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- elimination of interdisciplinary scale differences
- Increasing the ability of three different disciplines to work together
- development of experiential thinking skills on content-form relations
- experience on representational languages ​​common to all three disciplines- define visual communication,
- define iconography and conceptual metaphors,
- demonstrate the basics of a visual construct,
- design a visual entity with conceptual content.

Course Content

The content of the course consists of theoretical part and workshop studies that will make it possible to examine the theoretical infrastructure of the design activity at the conscious and unconscious level, and to understand how the designer actually establishes himself as an agent. It consists of verbal information in which the communication principles of all representation languages ​​and conceptual construction are conveyed, and design examples in which the knowledge is applied.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the course.
2) examination of philosophical base of designing
3) Elements of graphic language.
4) Elements of graphic language.
5) Abstraction and conceptualization.
6) Abstraction and conceptualization.
7) Iconography in classical arts.
8) Using metaphors in visual communication.
9) Exercise 1: Brief, start.
10) Exercise 2: Development.
11) Exercise 1: Final and dicussion.
12) Exercise 2: Brief, start.
13) Exercise 2: Development.
14) Exercise 2: Final and discussion.


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 12 % 5
Homework Assignments 2 % 35
Preliminary Jury 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 42
Homework Assignments 2 6
Midterms 1 1
Final 1 2
Total Workload 79

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.