Dissect a Page
Find three page layouts, examples include exquisite books, design magazines, or informational posters. Scan or download the originals, size them proportionally to ﬁt on an 11”x17” and then print each of the layouts on separate sheets. Also using 11”x17”, diagram the graphic components and underlying structure of each page; consider how the components are used and why are they relevant in relation to content. Be prepared to compare and contrast the dissections in a discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The diagrams should demonstrate your understanding and command of design elements and principles.
Design a Page
Compose an 18"x 24" informational poster on one type of produce. Content can include drawings (such as plan, elevation, section, and perspective), diagrams, history, uses, cultural associations, market, production, and any other relevant information.
Students will design a paper package suitable for the transport and/or display of fresh produce in a market setting. Using skills from both Foundation of Design Laboratory and Materials and Processes, students will investigate the relationship between 2 dimensional flat patterns and 3 dimensional form, as well as the function of containment.
Students will design and build a construct that aids work done at design students' desks. Looking for underutilized space or a surface activity that can be elevated, students will work with engineered sheet lumber to execute a tectonic desk assistant.
Students will explore the nature of light in a fixture they design and build. Introduction to the processes of bending wood, plastics, and fibers in the search for a robust vocabulary of curvature.
Students will design and build a construct that supports the weight of one, using constructions skills gained in the Wood and Metal Workshops, Materials and Process, and previous studio assignments. New concepts will include mold assisted forms and assembly techniques.
Intro and purpose: Interviewing users is one of the most useful methods in UCD. During this project, students will practice user interviews with a stranger (interviewing someone you don’t know helps ensure there are no preconceived ideas or biases in the research and you’ll learn how to approach a stranger without making them uncomfortable)
Intro and purpose: During this project students are expected to choose and investigate a professional career thoroughly. This is a teamwork project (groups of 3) and it will give them the opportunity to learn how to work as a team in a design research project and how to communicate through the process and while conducting the methods. The main purpose is to design a research plan includes different methods to address a problem statement that is focused on the pain points of a chosen profession.
Explore the area of "interactive devices" that respond to gestures, voice command, touch in a particular way
For example, creating one of the form compositions that uses two material for the purpose of
The main focus should be on thinking about "Why" this object would be perfectly placed in the context of your choice.
One main criteria is to use two different materials and focus on the intersection of those two.
We would like to see a reasonably well made "looks like" prototype in two weeks time.
This project will continue to develop the interactive object exploration and focus on the detail as well as the user experience that goes along with it.
As part of the interactive systems workshop with ICAT, identify an issue, understand your limitations and create a working prototype that solves a problem.
For example, the issue of cell phone overuse by kids.
For example, the issue of lack of joy and happiness in our lives.
For example, the issue of lack of acknowledgement about our dark past.
aDesign and build a solution to address the issue of:
Special needs children in Satya Special School, Pondicherry, India
- Chair for cerebral Palsy patients
- educational toys, strategies for children with special needs
- Life skill development products for special needs children
Remote telemedicine system for rural india
Mobile clinic for cancer screening in rural Tamilnadu, India
Contemplation can facilitate design thinking by fostering creativity, empathy, and clarity. In this course, students will practice mindfulness through guided meditation, movement, and making.