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Unformatted text preview: Design is the tribute art pays to industry- Paul Finch, Architects Journal Design is the conscious and intuitive effort to impose meaningful order.- Victor Papanek, from Design for the Real World I like to think that design is 98 percent common sense. What makes design so interest- ing and challenging is the other two percent; what one might call aesthetics.- Sir Terence Conran Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particu- lar purpose.- Charles Eames Industrial Design Foundation I (DSID31) is the frst o two studio experiences designed to introduce students to the foundation principles of design and develop their abilities to explore and communicate their design concepts. There are three primary goals or the course. The frst is to teach students sae and eective shop skills so that they become eective at exploring and communicating their design concepts with a wide range o tools available to them and in a variety o three-dimensional media. The second is to introduce the basic elements of three-dimensional design and foundation principles o visual structure. The fnal goal is to reinorce a design process o experimentation and refnement. The intended outcome is a heighten awareness, improved observa- tion skills and ability to understand, create and communicate three-dimensional orms clearly, eectively and beautiully. Foundation I is divided into fve projects assigned to develop the ollowing skills: (1) Your understanding o the elements o design. They include: line, plane or surace, positive and negative volume, value, texture and color) (2) The ability to organize the basic design elements to create a unifed design and visu- ally communicate your intent. (3) Your ability to resolve multiple orm harmoniously in unifed three-dimensional compositions. (4) The ability to understand and articulate design knowledge and intent, both in your own work and when discussing the work o others. (5) Various methods o generating three-dimensional orm (which translates to com- puter tools) (6) The ability to work confdently in a prototyping environment to saely and eec- tively generate and communicate your design intent. (7) Continue to develop your design process o 2D and 3D sketching and experimenta- tion that will enable you to explore, understand and solve design problems and opportu- nities. DSID31 Industrial Design Foundation I Autumn 2009 Professor John McClusky ; 408.924.4371; firstname.lastname@example.org Proessor Pat Enright; email@example.com Class Time: Tues & Thurs 3:00p-5:50p Ofce Hours McClusky: Thursday 12:30-3:30 (drop-in) Thursday 3:30-4:30 (by appt. with 24 hr notice) Friday 4:00-5:00 (by appt. with 24 hr notice) Introduction Course Objectives Rectilinear Constructions Create asymmetrically balanced, well proportioned compositions using only 3 recti- linear forms in perpendicular relationship to one another. Pay close attention to what forms are Dominant, Subdominant and Subordinate. forms are Dominant, Subdominant and Subordinate....
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