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Course 51-121: Design Drawing I: Representation and Expression
Description: Drawing is an essential tool that designers use to communicate, develop, and test their ideas. This basic drawing course is designed to introduce students to a variety of drawing approaches related to the design process. Students learn methods of representation, communication, idea generation, and form development. A sequential approach to the understanding of structure, form, space and the effects of light through the use of line, tone and texture is stressed. Students are introduced to a variety of simple drawing media. Drawing in this context is viewed as a means of design thinking, with emphasis placed on the analysis and interpretation of existing man-made and organic forms. Demonstrations and group and individual critiques augment concepts presented in class.
Responsibility: Course co-instructor for 50 design students with an average of 4 students from the Bachelor of Humanities & Arts (BHA) program.
Fall Semester 1999

Course 51-122: Design Drawing II: Systems & Diagrammatic
Description: This course introduces drawing systems and diagrammatic conventions while further developing the principles covered in Design Drawing 1. Exploration, analysis, refinement and communication of design concepts are the main issues covered in this course. Perspective systems and diagramming are used to understand, communicate and express various forms of information.
Responsibility: Course co-instructor for 50 design students and an average of 4 students from the Bachelor of Humanities & Arts (BHA) program.
Spring Semesters 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Course 51-211: Generation of Forms – ID Studio 1
Description: Generation of Forms is the first studio for students in the industrial design program. Students explore product aesthetics and basic formal issues as they pertain to industrial design. This course integrates the principles of three dimensional design, drawing and prototyping as they apply to the generation of product form. Emphasis is placed on issues that dictate the form of products and their creation. Students develop basic prototyping, conceptual drawing, and presentation skills for the purpose of exploring, analyzing, refining and communicating design concepts. Required course. Responsibility: Co-instructor for 20 - 25 design students
Fall Semesters 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Course 51-263: Industrial Design Fundamentals
Description: An introduction to the discipline of industrial design through lectures, exercises and projects that allow non-majors to experience and understand some of the essential processes and thinking of industrial design. To achieve the necessary exploration and effective communication of ideas, drawing and desktop modeling techniques are introduced and strengthened throughout the course. Visual examples are provided in the appendices.
Responsibility: Instructor for 18 - 20 non-design students
Fall Semesters 2001, 2002

Course 51-312: Products in Systems - Industrial Design Studio IV
Description: This course introduces the themes of product planning and the development of products within systems and as systems. The projects are broad in scope and require students to develop products that reflect an understanding of the entire development cycle. Visual examples are provided in the appendices.
Responsibility: Course co-instructor and instructor (2001) for 20 -24 design students
Spring Semesters 1999, 2000, 2001

Course 51-350: Visualization – 3D Drawing Representation & Strategy
Description: This course is an introduction to advanced drawing techniques and presentation strategies often used in the practice of industrial design. Students having a foundation in Design Drawing 1 & 2 (or equivalent) qualify to participate in discussions and teachings on advanced techniques to aid in form visualization and communication. Course goals include: to achieve elevated abilities to see and create complex product forms; to introduce communication techniques used in professional practice; to introduce presentation strategies, including approaches to layout, text, and supporting imagery; to explore how digital tools can support thinking, understanding and communication. Visual examples are provided in the appendices.
Responsibility: Course creation and instruction to 15 students
Spring Semesters 2002, 2003

Course 51-341: How Things Are Made - Production Methods (ID Lab III)
Description: This course introduces students to the alternatives of materials and manufacturing processes that are considered in product design and development. Through the combination of lecture, demonstrations and field trips students learn the advantages and disadvantages of various materials and processes, and how to choose and specify them in a particular product application. Required of all ID students. Visual examples are provided in the appendices.
Responsibility: Course instructor for 20-25 design students
Fall Semesters 1998, 1999, 2000


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