Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is a great introduction to the design process. Students will start with basic concepts that will presented to their classmates and teachers, then they will gradually progress to a final design that they will use to create a model for that particular project. While the class is very crucial in exposing students to the design process, it's not very interesting when listening to lectures. The engagement with other classmates and creating models is the most interesting part of this course.
Perhaps the best bit of information I learned from this class was the design process and how it is applied to architecture. By following the steps (which will be given to students when they begin the final project), projects will seem less daunting in future courses and give students the opportunity to think about every aspect on how to approach certain obstacles that may arise.
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Advice for students:
TIME MANAGEMENT. I can't stress how important it is to utilize one's time wisely. What students think might only take 2 hours might actually take 4-5 hours. Students will find that starting on projects right away as opposed to waiting will give them time to change things if they discover problems with their design. ***Tips***: For students who believe they can't draw, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. The early courses in this major require everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) to be hand drawn. Students who aren't very artistic will get better as long as they keep drawing every chance they get.