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The principal objective of this course is to introduce to design students without prior technical experience the basic theories, concepts and applications of digital technology relevant to the design and practice of the design professions. Through this course, students are expected to achieve basic knowledge and comprehension about computer hardware, operating systems, data storage options, computer-aided two-dimensional drafting and three-dimensional modeling (i.e. digital representation and simulation), digital design foundation, and digital presentation strategies. In addition, this course should prepare students with the basic knowledge necessary for digital representation, design and fabrication skills utilized in the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design curriculum.
- This course will introduce the basic concepts of applications of computer technology for architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.
- Using a combination of relevant lectures and lab assignments, this course will focus on fundamental knowledge and skills to make effective use of computer technology for design investigation.
Week 01: Course Introduction
- Schodek, Digital Design and Manufacturing, Chapter 01: Characteristics of CAD/CAM Environments
- Schodek, Digital Design and Manufacturing, Chapter 10: Fundamentals of Digital Modeling
- Pottmann, Architectural Geometry, Chapter 02: Projections
Week 02: Surface-Based Modeling In Architecture
- Pottmann, Architectural Geometry, Chapter 09: Traditional Surface Classes
- Pottmann, Architectural Geometry, Chapter 11: Free-Form Surfaces