Design Problem Statement - Fall 2008 First Year Experience...

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Fall 2008 First Year Experience College of Design North Carolina State University D 492 003/004 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN: FIRST YEAR STUDIO (4.0 credits) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 5pm, Leazar Building, 302 studio Instructor: Associate Professor Fernando Magallanes e-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistants: Precious Lovell email: [email protected] Jessica Konawicz email: [email protected] Problem statement. FIRST ACTIVITIY (AUGUST 21st through September 04th) I. YOU (or “PERSONAL”) — students create a personal/wearable/full-head mask based on “alter-ego questionnaire” and TRANSFORMATION OF INFORMATION. This first quick exercise will give you and your classmates the opportunity to quickly settle into a working rhythm all of your own as well as help you familiarize yourself with our studio environment . You meet us, your instructors, and work with us as we get to know you. You will also have the chance to get to know your classmates as well. The YOU exercise, ultimately, will encourage you to follow a process (or “ design process ”). This particular “ way-of-working ” (most likely a first for you) will enable you (individually) as well as the entire class group (as a collective), to successfully tackle a first design problem. The problem requires managing, organizing, completing on time, and successfully achieving the mask-task. We want to model for you, a work-pattern that is not only creative but also productive (good time-management never hurts the good designer and/or artist). So, be attentive , be pro-active and be industrious ; we wish the very best of starts and should be great first year! activity type — warm-up exercise (parameter-specific/light-process, low-risk/high-yield). material — paper (inherent properties). format — sketch (down-scale) > 3D prototype (1:1) > 3D wearable (1:1) > photographic (digital asset) > digital print (1:1). technique/technology — writing, drawing > cutting, scoring, folding, assembly > digital photography > digital banner print. AUG. 21 @ notetaking briefing — overview of activity goals and parameters followed by completion of “alter-ego questionnaire.” @ use of analogy, typology, and precedent > form matrices and morphologies > brainstorming ideation — “typology of masks” mini-presentation and “form and function” discussion moderated brainstorming session. AUG. 26 @ 2-D and 3-D ideational sketching > physical modeling action — early/rapid 3D prototyping (investigative, iterative) leading to design development and closure (detail and resolution). AUG. 28–SEP. 02 @ deliver oral critiques of their own work and the work of others articulation/reflection — process feedback and first unveil leading to final critique and “masked ball” event. @ digital photography > documentation of work documentation — pre-set semi-professional photoshoot (backdrop, lighting) with creation and implementation of shared class/student archive leading to (post-mortem) individual student banner printouts (tile and full-sheet versions).
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