UNL Arch 223: Computer Applications in Design

Summary

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.

Course Documents

Week 01: Course Introduction

Lecture

Readings


Week 02: Surface-Based Modeling In Architecture

Lecture

Readings


Week 3: No Lecture, Labor Day


Week 4: Visualization

Lecture


Week 05: Assignment 01 Due


Week 06: Rule-Based Modeling Techniques (Demonstration)

Lecture

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Readings


Week 07: Hangzhou Sports Park

Lecture


Week 08: Digital Fabrication

Lecture


Week 09: Fall Break


Week 10: Assignment 02 Due


Week 11: Conceptual Design in Revit/Vasari

Demonstration

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Files


Week 12: Analysis Tools with Vasari

Demonstration

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