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
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
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
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
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
Spring Semesters 1999, 2000, 2001
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
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