TST 161 CREATIVE DESIGN 1 course unit - Two (2) one-hour and twenty-minute class periods, or one (1) two-hour and forty minute period. Perspectives on the World: Fine and Performing Arts 2010-11 Catalog Data (fall and spring) This is a foundational course that looks at the elements and principles of design as related to practical products, systems, and environments. It introduces students to the creative process practiced by artists, designers, and engineers, valuable to them as both future producers and consumers. Content includes thinking, drawing, and modeling skills commonly used by designers; development of a design vocabulary; the nature and evolution of technological design; the impacts of design on the individual, society, and the environment; patents and intellectual property; human factors; team design; and appropriate technology, risk analysis, and futuring techniques. Design problems are presented within real-world contexts using field trips and outside speakers. Students complete a major design project, document their work through a design portfolio; and present their solutions before the class. Weekly critiques of class projects build fluency, confidence, and creativity. Textbook: Bevlin, Marjorie E., Design Through Discovery, Addison-Wesley Instructor: Norman L. Asper, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering Emeritus office, Armstrong 132 phone, 883-1778 e-mail, email@example.com web page, http://www.tcnj.edu/~asper/index.html Goals: 1. To analyze the nature of art and aesthetics as related to design. 2. To analyze the nature of design as the organization of materials and form in order to fulfill specific purposes. 3. To discuss the evolution of design within specific cultures. 4. To discuss the evolution of design in relation to the environment. 5. To analyze the relationships among technological inventions, social organizations and cultural values. 6. To use the elements and principles of design to create pleasing products and structures. 7. To develop a design literacy through the study of historical and contemporary movements in design, art, engineering design, and industrial design. 8. To use design criteria to evaluate selected cultural artifacts. 9. To use a design process to solve problems. 10. To develop technical competencies in sketching and modeling for communication of ideas. 11. To present a design solution to an audience. 12. To use various ideation methods to brainstorm new innovations. 13. To identify and develop a solution in response to a design problem, and carry that solution through to the stage of a working model which can be tested and evaluated. Prerequisites by Topic: None Schedule:(Two one-hour and twenty-minute class sessions/wk, or periods #1 and #2 combined into one two-hour and forty-minute evening class) Week Period #1 Period #2 Reading Asst's 1 Introduction Design Communication Student Information activity: Txt.Ch. 1 The Design Continuum 2 Designing and problem Team Development Txt. Ch. 2 solving - SAFE Term Design Project Brainstorming & Group Assignment 3 The Design Process Sketching & Txt. Ch. 3 & 4 Ch. 1&2 Orthographic Projection Des.Com. Report Due Designer Profile Asst. SOCS Period #2 4 Patents, Trademarks, Isometric, Annotated, Txt. Ch. 5 & 6 & Copyrights and Exploded sketching Portfolio Logo Asst.
5 Elements of Design 1 & 2 - point perspective Txt.Ch. 7 Ch. 3 thru 6 assignment Orthographic Due 6 Shading, Shadowing, Color Theory Midterm review & Texturing Techniques Review for Midterm Isometric Due Assignment 7 MIDTERM EXAM (1st half) MIDTERM EXAM (2nd half) Txt. Ch. 8,9,& 10 Through Chapt. 6 Portfolio Logo Due SOCS Period #2
8 Ergonomics & Anthropometric Chopper Bike Txt. Ch. 11 Human Factors Research Assignment Perspective Due
Manikin Assignment Meet with groups 9 Principles of Design Lab. Session Txt. Ch. 14 Ch. 8, 9, & 10 Designer Profile Due SOCS Period #2 10 Materials Selection Lab. Session Txt. Ch 16 Ch. 11 & 12 Shade, Shadow & Texture Due 11 Packaging ePortfolio Organization Txt. Ch. 15 Ch. 16 Review 12 Industrial Design Term Project - Lab. Txt. Ch. 17 Ch. 15 Modeling & Finishing 13 Term Project Testing Term Project Testing Anthropometric HPV Due Period #2 14 Term Project Review for Final - ePortfolio Due
presentations & Course & Group Evaluations SOCS Period #2 competition 15 FINAL EXAMINATION ********************** Comprehensive Course Requirements: 1. Students are expected to attend all classes held in Armstrong room 154. This "Design Room" is used by several classes, and instructors, and must be maintained as a pleasant working environment. There are also tools and materials for fabrication available in Armstrong 135. In both rooms you are always responsible for cleanup before you leave. It would make both rooms more pleasant to work if you not only cleaned up the mess you've made, but of any other mess you spot. At the end of each class period, tools and materials must be put away and the room must be ready for the next class or the next group. Note: There are no classes scheduled for AR154. 2. All written assignments will be individually prepared on a word processor, and will incorporate appropriate graphic elements. All assignments will be graded equally on both content accuracy and aesthetic value. 3. Students are expected to complete all design assignments which will demonstrate the development of graphical design and modeling skills. The due dates for these activities are listed in the outline. At the end of the semester the activities will be presented in electronic portfolio format. The average of the original design assignments will contribute 20% to the final grade, and the electronic portfolio will contribute 5% to the final grade. The last date for the ePortfolio submission will be listed in the SOCS Dropbox. 4. Each student will be assigned to a design team which will complete a Term Design Project. The project will include an operating prototype, a competitive event, and a design presentation. All four parts of the project are due the fourteenth week of the semester. The effort will contribute 25% to the final grade. The competitive event/demonstration will determine the relative effectiveness of the design solution, and the design evaluation will determine the aesthetic value of the project. At the end of the semester, each team will complete a team evaluation form which will be used in the calculation of the term project grade. 5. Students are expected to complete two (2) research assignments. The first will be a designer profile, and will contribute 5% to the final grade. The second will be a problem analysis that will contribute 10% to the final grade. The due dates for these assignments are listed in the course schedule. 6. There will be one (1) midterm test plus one (1) final exam. The Midterm test is scheduled for the seventh week of the class, and the final exam is scheduled for the finals week. The midterm test will contribute 15% to the final grade, and the final exam will contribute 20% to the final grade. 7. Additional Graphic supplies needed: a carrier/protective envelope large enough to hold a 14"x17" folder. an inexpensive sketch pad, no larger than 14"x17" and no smaller than 8 1/2"x11" plain bond (drawing) paper. a couple of 2B and 2H pencils and a "Mars-Plastic" eraser "Optional" supplies (if working at home) a metal ruler, at least 12 inches long. an architect's scale in inches. an Xacto knife to hold no. 11 or no. 24 blades. Get some extra blades. a pair of scissors. a glue stick or spray adhesive. (near end of semester) an inexpensive compass. Grading Procedures: 1. Percentage make-up of grades: a. Final Exam .........................20% b. Midterm Test........................15% c. Design Activities ..................25% (1) Weekly assignments Avg.....20% (2) Portfolio...................5% d Term Design Project.................25% (+/-X) (1) Working prototype...........9% (2) Prototype Design............9% (3) Competition.................7% (4) Group Evaluation Factor.....X% f. Research Assignments................15% (1) Designer Profile............5% (2) Problem Analysis...........10% 2. Letter Grade Equivalent: A = 100 - 93 A- = 92.9 - 90 B+ = 89.9 - 87 B = 86.9 - 83 B- = 82.9 - 80 C+ = 79.9 - 77 C = 76.9 - 73 C- = 72.9 - 70 D+ = 69.9 - 67 D = 66.9 - 60 F = 59.9 - 0
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