Ural State University of Architecture and Art

ISSN 1990-4126

Authors

Kurochkin
Valery
A.

PhD. (Art Studies), Professor, Head of Chair of Industrial Design,
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,

Russia, Yekaterinburg, e-mail:  designkiv@gmail.com

PUBLICATIONS

Khabibullina Sofia K., Kurochkin Valery A., Bystrov Valery G., Bystrova Elena A.
AN INTENSIVE COURSE OF INDUSTRIAL DEISGN IN THE PROGRAM OF THE “GOLDEN SECTION” FOUNDATION

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №1 (69) March, 2020

In 2017, the Government of Sverdlovsk region, Russia, set up ‘Golden Section’, a foundation for supporting talented children and young people. This foundation regularly provides short-term professional orientation courses for young talents. This activity is coordinated by the regional Ministry of Education and Youth Policy, and the Ural State University of Architecture and Art (USUAA) is a regular contributor to this program. In the early 2020, the foundation held a winter course during which USUAA presented and successfully tested an intensive course of Industrial Design developed on the basis of the teaching and learning techniques used by the Department of Industrial Design in its degree courses.

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Khabibullina S.K., Kurochkin V.A., Bystrov V.G, Bystrova E.A. AN INTENSIVE COURSE OF INDUSTRIAL DEISGN IN THE PROGRAM OF THE “GOLDEN SECTION” FOUNDATION [Online] // Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2020. – №1(69). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2020_1/23 

Isachenko Victoria I., Kurochkin Valery A.
«HUMANIZATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT BY MEANS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN – A GLOBAL THEME FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №4 (64) December, 2018

The article considers the issue of public transport humanization. The professional approach to solving this problem consists in the application of «universal design” principles. Examples of conceptual design projects realized by Industrial Design students at the Ural State University of Architecture and Art are presented, and teaching experiences in the delivery of the Master’s Degree course in Industrial Design are reviewed.

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Kurochkin V.A., Isachenko V.I. «HUMANIZATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT BY MEANS OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN – A GLOBAL THEME FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2018. – №4(64). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2018_4/24 

Kurochkin Valery A.
HUMANIZATION OF URBANIZED SPACES BY ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN MEANS

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №1 (61) March, 2018

Modern-day smart-technology objects of urban environments are reviewed. "Smart" equipment in city environments makes it possible to humanize the aggressive environment and render it more comfortable and safe. Multifunctional objects for a megacity in conjunction with its architecture, transport and improvements help resolve in comprehensive way the problems of city-dwellers and create an innovative system, "smart" city.

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Kurochkin V.A. HUMANIZATION OF URBANIZED SPACES BY ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN MEANS[Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2018. – №1(61). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2018_1/13 

Kurochkin Valery A., Postnikova Elena P.
THE TOY AS A TOOL FOR DEEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING DESIGN THINKING

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №1 (57) March, 2017

The article considers the issue of developing engineering design thinking in students. The rising generation do not acquire proper engineering design skills resulting in insufficient professionalism of engineering graduates. One of the ways to resolve this issue is to familiarise children with the world of design through special toys. However, the toy should not turn into a model of some device but should be systemic and help bring up a broadly skilled personality rather than a narrow specialist. Only a toy of an aesthetically meaningful expressive form with a plot and role scenario and technical contents can become the tool that can help overcome the problem of engineering illiteracy.

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Kurochkin V.A., Postnikova E.P.THE TOY AS A TOOL FOR DEEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING DESIGN THINKING [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2017. – №1(57). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2017_1/5 

Kurochkin Valery A., Isachenko Victoria I., Kaibysheva Rinata G.
A CONCEPT OF A UNIVERSAL VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL REHABILITATION OF ACTIVE WHEEL-CHAIR USERS

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №1 (53) March, 2016

The article considers contemporary trends in the design of vehicles for wheel-chair users, reviews analogues, and presents a concept of a versatile vehicle for social rehabilitation of wheel-chair users with active lifestyle.

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Kurochkin V.A., Isachenko V.I., Kaibysheva R.G. A CONCEPT OF A UNIVERSAL VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL REHABILITATION OF ACTIVE WHEEL-CHAIR USERS [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2016. – №1(53). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2016_1/10 

Kurochkin Valery A.
THE SHAPING OF ANDROID ROBOTS

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №3 (47) September, 2014

This study concerns the basic role of design in the shaping of android robots for the purpose of creating anthropomorphic multipurpose robots that would be psychologically compatible with human nature, organically fit into the environment and society and promote the evolution of the contemporary civilisation. Analysis of form-generation techniques available in design suggests adequate concepts for the innovative adaptive system "person-environment-machine". Design as a synthetic discipline integrates the functional, aesthetic, ecological, value-oriented and signifier meanings into all elements of android robotics. The outcomes of the study will help ensure systemic scientific and technical integration and effective adaptation of android robots in all walks of human life, optimisation of costs in national robotics and provide considerable competitive advantages to Russian robotics in international business processes.

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Kurochkin V.A. THE SHAPING OF ANDROID ROBOTS [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2014. – №3(47). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2014_3/20 

Kurochkin Valery A.
ECOLOGICAL THEMES IN URBAN ART DESIGN

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №2 (42) June, 2013

Human comfort in an urban environment is determined by the unity between the visual images of all components of this environment: architecture, design and landscape, and their harmony with the inner human nature. The most prominent component of the person’s visual perception is art objects in the urban environment. An art object is an object of art which represents both material and artistic value filled with the semantic and functional content. The meaning of an art object in an urban environment may be identified based on international experiences, analysis and classification of which helps identify the following features: genre-relatedness, integral character, self-sufficiency, functionality, and modularity or transformabilty.

The experience of creating art objects in Russia, which is not yet widespread, shows that the closest to this notion are numerous sculptural forms or compositions with stylized ironic implication.

This article considers art design products only. The basic distinguishing features of this genre is the creation of compositions in accordance with the principles of design, using techniques and methods that belong to this creative activity. The designer’s approach to an art object allows the latter to be consciously given one or several functions.

The design projects of art objects («Garden of Lanterns», «Global», etc.) made by the students of the Industrial Design Department at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts (Ekaterinburg, Russia) for the competition «Small Architectural Forms of Ekaterinburg» follow the international tendencies in the design of art objects. The ecological orientation of the projects is due to the aggressiveness and pollution of the urban environment and its insufficient comfort. The natural images of the art objects and user-friendly design help considerably alleviate the adverse impact of the environment on the individual, create a positive and comfortable atmosphere, and improve the quality of life.

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Kurochkin V.A. ECOLOGICAL THEMES IN URBAN ART DESIGN [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2013. – №2(42). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2013_2/16 

Kurochkin Valery A.
ECOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES OF FORM GENERATION IN DESIGN

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №1 (41) March, 2013

The need to address this theme is dictated by global environmental problems in the world, in the country and in the Ural-Siberian region as pollution is affecting both the inner world of the individual in all aspects (spiritual and physical) and the surrounding environment. Environmental design is a mediator, or an interface between the internal and external worlds of the individual, playing a key part in human evolution. The manufacturing technologies keep destroying natural resources and have reached a critical level of conflict with human nature. Addressing the environmental issues is natural for a socially responsible designer who understands and shares the problems of contemporary society. This study seeks to make a contribution to the resolution of the contradiction between the outcomes of technogenic activities and public health and to draw attention to ecodesign as a primary factor in the promotion of the ecological outlook in society. One of the ways to achieve this lies with ecodesign. The purpose of the article is to identify a set of visual and artistic ecodesign techniques through:

- identification of ecological techniques in residential and public space design,
- consideration of innovative directions in phytodesign,
- analysis of the use of waste and garbage for making furniture and accessories.

The author suggests using the biomorphic and anthropomorphic principles of form generation as ecodesign’s principal tool, along with images and emotions associated with human physiology and psychology.

Images, symbols, materials, natural lines and forms, colours, emotions and associations are most effective for promoting ecological world views in society.

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Kurochkin V.A. ECOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES OF FORM GENERATION IN DESIGN [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2013. – №1(41). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2013_1/16 

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