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 


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, 


Instructor:	Norman L. Asper, Ph.D.,  Professor of Engineering Emeritus

		office,    Armstrong 132

		phone,     883-1778

		e-mail,    asper@tcnj.edu 

		web page,  http://www.tcnj.edu/~asper/index.html

Goals:		1.  To analyze the nature of art and aesthetics as related to


		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 


		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 



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


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 

Return to Norm Asperís web page.